2019 Bindi Darshan Pinot Noir
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2019 Bindi Darshan Pinot Noir

Macedon Ranges, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$170. 00
$2040.00 Dozen
ABV: 13%
Closure: Diam Cork

Bindi's Darshan Pinot Noir is sourced from their newer 2014 "high-density" vineyard planting. This block is planted at 11,300+ vines per hectare (composed of 4 different clones) and includes a “Crazy” 22,600 vines per hectare section, truly pushing the limits of extreme viticulture. Darshan, similar to the Original Vineyard, emphasizes fragrance and elegance, while Block 8 and Block 5 both exhibit shared characteristics of fruit richness and structural qualities. Fruit is fermented in open vats and matured in French oak barrels of which 35% are new for a period of 15-17 months.

Other Reviews....
Vineyard planted in 2013. It’s named for Michael Dhillon’s Dad.
Plenty of spice, quite sappy and mulchy, poached strawberry and rhubarb, a little mint/aniseed. Medium-bodied, sappy with a tomato and amaro edge, red fruits, but leaning toward more autumnal and savoury flavours, firm powdery tannin grip, juicy blood orange and strawberry on the finish, with pleasing sort of graphite tannin grip to close. It’s not a wine I love, as in, I’d rather a bit more fruit purity, though I do appreciate its personality and style. Drink 2023 - 2030+
92 Points
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front