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
Tasted: October 2011
November 24, 2011

Featured post

IMW Annual Bordeaux tasting - 2013 vintage

Held in Sydney by the Institute of Masters of Wine on the weekend, this was …

Popular Posts

Exclusive/small production winery mailing lists

Well executed mailing lists provide benefits to consumer and winery alike.  …

Colonel and The Merchant Barossa Shiraz 2016

I tasted this wine blind, not knowing it was a $10 wine.  Actually, it's…

Lucinda Estate Circa 1990 South Gippsland Pinot Noir 2015

A first wine for me from this producer, and a good one.  Lucinda Estate in S…