Lindemans 2006 Pyrus

Lindemans make so many value-for-money wines that it is easy to overlook their top-notch cellaring prospects. This is a star from the very good 2006 Coonawarra vintage; a classic Bordeaux blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot. It offers an appealing melange of dark berry, mint and tobacco leaf characters with superb texture and intensity on the palate, but also an inate softness. $55.