Bindi Composition Pinot Noir 2010

This is a rather stunning pinot noir from Bindi in the Macedon Ranges.  Perhaps like my awkward distinction of having never having actually watched "ET", I seem to have overlooked tasting a pinot noir from Bindi, one of Australia's benchmark producers.  They say Bindi in the Macedon Ranges make a good pinot noir, and it turns out "they" are absolutely right.



A bright ruby in colour, the 2010 "Composition" pinot noir has a clean medium intensity aroma of smoke, oak, pepper, green herbs and a touch of reductive sulfide.  Expensive oak is evident.  On the palate, medium-high acidity and medium tannins accompany a full bodied expression of pinot noir, with a pronounced intensity of plum and cherry flavours, with medium-long length.  The length and concentration of this wine are standouts.  Look out for this wine, as if in buy it, rather than duck if thrown.  89 points


Abv: 13.5%
Price: $50
Website: http://www.bindiwines.com.au
Tasted: October 2011
Macedon
November 24, 2011
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