Billboard magazine lists British singer songwriter David Gray on their Tastemaker album chart. This is a chart reserved for artists that don’t get the big, big radio and TV hype, but make solid music regardless of the popular musical sub-genre the artist may find himself. Lindemans is a very successful wine maker from Australia. With a global reach, their wines, like Mr. Gray’s music could be described as adult contemporary. Musically, Gray rarely holds things back. His sound is all about crisp clean, yet unrelenting crescendos. He relies on very familiar instrument sounds, but blends them in his distinct style. Lindemans takes the same philosophy to wine making. This Chardonnay is not an oak bomb, nor does it volley sweet and tart fruit punches at your chin. It is about making sure that each of the flavours has clear voice, and several flavours are evident at the same time. Citrus, Tropical Fruit, Pear and some oak all stand out simultaneously.
Yes, Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay is also a Tastemaker, but in a different sense; it is often imitated but retains a recognizable signature characteristic. So when your guests are the types who listen to the most popular office oriented FM station in town, step out and get some Lindeman’s Bin 65 Chardonnay and rest assured that they will enjoy a wine that tastes familiar, even the first time they try it.
Leave a comment and me know what wine you would match with this music.