Bindi 'Block 5' Pinot Noir 2017 (Macedon Ranges, Victoria)

Bindi 'Block 5' Pinot Noir 2017 (Macedon Ranges, Victoria) "...dark cherry, red berries, spice..."

Regular price $149.95 Sale

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.

"At once pretty and fragrant, yet has obvious underlying power and density, this is utterly compelling.  Powerful aromas of dark cherry, red berries, spice, minerals and a hint of olive leaf and dried herbs.  Similar flavours on the palate, which is very refined and pure, pristine and with impeccable texture.  Very fine, silken tannins give power to the wine’s framework, yet this is all about complex, dense yet light fruit.  Terrific length of finish, and plenty of fresh acidity, this will doubtless build great complexity over time.  Benchmark Pinot Noir. drink 2025 to 2040." - 95+ Points, Fine Wine Merchants