100% Shiraz from South Eastern Australia.
SRP of $12 and available for as low as $8. Sample received courtesy Pernod Ricard for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"George Wyndham became the father of Australian Shiraz after planting Australia's first commercial Shiraz vineyard. His single-minded dedication to handcrafting intensely flavored wines is a proud legacy that endures at Wyndham Estate.
BIN 555 is a distinctive, full-bodied Shiraz packed with rich plum and ripe berry fruit flavors along with a hint of spice. The fruit was sourced from amongst Australia's premium viticultural regions where grapes were picked at their peak ripeness for maximum flavor. BIN 555 is the perfect complement to steak and is also well suited to other red meats, pizza, tomato based pasta dishes and hearty casseroles. Enjoy a glass and let our experience with Shiraz add to yours!
One of the reasons that the Syrah grape is one of my absolute favorites is simply that there are so many different expressions of it. Whether you're talking about a single varietal wine from France or California, a Rhone style blend featuring Syrah, or an Australian Shiraz the powerful flavors and sometimes spicy pepper notes give me much drinking pleasure. And with so many different places producing this under appreciated grape you can often find very good deals, like today's wine at around $8.
The 2008 Wyndham Estate Bin 555 Shiraz begins with nice aromas of plum, blackberry and deeply integrated spice. Tasting the wine shows loads of rich and delicious fruit. This medium to full-bodied wine features really succulent flavors of mixed berry jam with just a little bit of spice and pepper. It ends with more really good fruit flavors that linger nicely. This wine is really pretty simple -- it's all about the fruit, but it does this straightforward task so well you really can't help but enjoy it immensely.
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