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2019 Bindi Dixon Pinot Noir

Macedon, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$59. 99
$719.88 Dozen
Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2025-2026)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Diam Cork

Bindi’s Dixon Pinot Noir is sourced from two vineyard plantings, one in 1988 and the other in 2001. Fruit is fermented in open vats, 100% de-stemmed and matured in French oak barrels of which 10-15% are new for a period of 11 months.
Excellent depth of colour with a dark red black tinged core and a purple red hue. Alluring violet aromatics lead the way with fragrant herb notes, red to dark cherry, plum and strawberry fruits in hot pursuit. A subtle whiff of forest floor and spice are also evident. Youthful and fresh the palate is flooded with a power wave of dark cherry, plum, ripe strawberry and subtle anise flavours which have an expansive feel. Infusions of fresh herbs, forest floor and light spicy cedar sit underneath. Texturally supple feel with bright fresh acidity energising the finish. A silky yet structural matrix of tannins provides a good framework. Long delicious aftertaste.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews….
The Wine Formerly Known As Composition. I do like the personalisation of the wines, increasingly, from Bindi. Vigneron Michael Dhillon does few actions without meaning. It’s a mix of declassified Original and new K Block fruit. I tried all four (new) pinot noir releases blind, initially, and Dixon was very, very impressive. Indeed, when I showed the wines to others, this was the one drunk the most, even with Block 5 in the mix. It invites you into a sense of gusto.
It’s a forward and obvious wine but inviting and delicious. Chock full of dark cherry, kirsch, bay leaf and anise, layered with light clove and cedar character and feeling proud, full and generous. It sits on the palate with generosity but freshness, slick texture, a fresh, minerally, cool finish with a roll of chompy tannin. It feels prouder and bolder than most Bindi wines, but it finds easy communion with pleasure. Drink 2020-2030.
94 points
Mike Bennie – The Wine Front