2003 Lindemans Reserve South Australia Cabernet Sauvignon

Price:$7.99 @ Trader Joe’s imported by PWG Vinters USA

What They Said:

Per Wine Spectator ”Supple and inviting for its pleasant core of currant and spice flavors, with a wee touch of earth and cedar on the finish. Drink now through 2010. 25,000 cases made.” – Harvey Steiman, October 02, 2006 (85 points, $10)

What I Think:

Continuing my efforts to get through all of the Australian wines I found this Lindeman’s in my cart. Not sure what my expectations were. I though I saw Padthaway on this bottle, but alas when I got it home it was just labelled South Australian.As the Penfolds and Rosemount had found their way to the house it seemed it was only fair to complete the trifecta. We drank this wine over three nights. Initially I noticed some blackberry with mint lingering in the background. I could also tell they went a bit heavy on the oak. There wasn’t much depth, balance or roundness on day 1 but it did start to show some characteristics on day 3. Still not a stellar effort and there are some other Cabs at TJ’s that I would rather bring home but if you enjoy Aussie cabs give it a go.

Rating: Skip It