The 2014 Hunter Valley vintage will go down in history as one of the region's classic vintages and has been described as once-in-a-lifetime harvest by Hunter Valley winemakers. The Bin 1410 Rare Release showcases the best parcels from Lindeman's original Ben Ean Vineyard capturing the exceptional purity and concentration of an iconic harvest.
Way back when, Lindeman’s Shiraz was known as ‘Hunter Valley Burgundy’, and this final release is testament to its golden legacy. The 2014 Bin 1410 marks the end of an era with earthy, red-berry elegance, and a steely focus on terroir. One sip, and you’ll realise it couldn’t be from anywhere else.
As powerful as it is subtle with complex layers and nuance, this medium-bodied Shiraz will age for decades to come.
Bin 1410. While labelling it Rare Release is a bit much, what isn't is the wine's appeal, namely its sense of place. It's still fresh, even primary with gentle earthy, savoury tones and a core of perfectly bound fruit, sweet leather and baking spices. Medium-bodied, lovely tannins creating a desire to pour another glass.
95 points, Wine Companion (February 2019)
The Hunter Valley is the most important quality wine-producing region in New South Wales, even though it represents only a fraction of the state’s production. Established in the early 1800s, the first vignerons recognised that the coastal fringe north of Sydney was too wet and humid for viable viticulture and thus took the decision to move into the hinterland. Although the region can be particularly hot, the cloud and rainfall patterns significantly modify the microclimate. The Hunter Valley is maritime influenced, with afternoon sea breezes funnelling up through the Hunter River and Goulburn River gap. Rainfall is very erratic and can arrive at the most inopportune time. Soils are generally rich volcanic and alluvial. The best vineyard sites are located within sight of the imposing Brokenback Range that is exposed to the cool sea breezes. Further inland, the maritime influence gives way to a greater degree of continentality. The Hunter Valley is best known for exceptional age-worthy Semillon and fresh savoury medium-bodied Shiraz, although Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay also perform well.