Bindi 'Block 5' Pinot Noir 2014 (Macedon Ranges, Victoria)

Bindi 'Block 5' Pinot Noir 2014 (Macedon Ranges, Victoria) "...ripe berry, incense, mineral..."

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5 Star Winery - Halliday Wine Companion

One of Australia’s truly iconic producers. Those who love wine know and seek out Bindi’s pristine and pure Chardonnays and elegant and finely structured Pinots Noir. All wines are Estate grown at the beautiful Macedon vineyard. These wines fall into the ‘purchase on sight’ category.

The Block Five vineyard is about half of one hectare in size on a sheltered, north facing, and very quartz riddled site. It is a wonderful natural vineyard exposition. The wine is always darker in fruit expression and immediately more spicy and earthy that the Original Vineyard. It is less immediately perfumed and has more tannin and fruit power. The wines from this vineyard require more bottle ageing to develop the same suppleness and delicacy as the Original Vineyard but even in their youth these wines are more profound. The wine spends 15-17 months in French barrels of which about 35% are new. This wine is never oak driven but can certainly benefit from a higher percentage of new oak without being dominated by sappy, smoky oak elements. Production typically varies from 150-200 dozen per vintage.

"Explosive red berry preserve, potpourri and incense aromas show excellent clarity and verve, with a zesty mineral nuance building in the glass. Offers concentrated, lively black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of candied rose, with a blood orange quality adding bite. Gains weight with air, with no loss of vivacity. Finishes bright, sappy and very long, with resonating spiciness and an echo of smoky minerals."