Building on over 170 years of heritage in the Hunter Valley, Lindeman's Hunter Valley wines celebrate the character of this distinctive region and the varieties for which it is renowned. Bin 1400 Shiraz is an exceptional example of full flavoured medium bodied Hunter Shiraz from an outstanding vintage. The palate has layers of concentrated dark cherry and blackberry fruit framed by structural tannins and complemented by complex savoury regional earthiness. Enjoy now or carefully cellar for 10 plus years.
A classic medium-bodied Hunter Shiraz with spicy/earthy/leathery nuances to the mix of red (cherry) and black (cherry and berry) fruits... a very useful wine with a long future.
94 points, Wine Companion (March 2016)
Blackberry, boysenberry, earth and a little spice, aniseed too, with oak chucking on some resinous/cedar/vanilla flavours. It’s supple and medium-bodied, classic regional earthy flavour, good volume of fruit, and indeed, it’s very ripe, with toasty oak playing a part. Powdery tannin on a pretty solid, saline, finish... Good wine...
92 points, Wine Front (September 2018)
The 2014 vintage is a great one for Hunter Valley shiraz. Cellaring enthusiasts wanting to top up the Hunter representation in their cellar should grab these when they come onto the market.
What I like about the 2014 Hunter shirazes is their tremendous concentration, their depth of flavour (and colour) without sacrificing traditional Hunter elegance. None of the wines I mention has overt oak worth commenting on, and their balance is excellent. They can be drunk now but you’d be crazy to do that, as they will repay the investment many times over in flavour complexity if you allow them a generous amount of time in the cellar.
Huon Hooke, The Real Review (July 2015)