2021 Bindi Block 5 Pinot Noir
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2021 Bindi Block 5 Pinot Noir

Macedon Ranges, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$170. 00
$2040.00 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Diam Cork

Bindi's Block 5 Pinot Noir is sourced from their 1992 "high-density" vineyard planting. Fruit is fermented in open vats and matured in French oak barrels of which 35% are new for a period of 15-17 months. In recent years, Bindi has intentionally reduced Block 5's yields by approximately 30% to enhance the quality of the fruit.

Other Reviews....
Bindi's Block 5 and Block 8 are adjacent sites. The former was planted in 1992, the latter in ’16 and at high density. I wonder what they ‘talk about’ (they’ll be communicating via their root systems). Block 5 might say: I’m older and my wine reveals a depth. Yes it does. Beautifully modulated with perfect fruit flavours, a richness yet not weighty, layers of spice, cedary oak, complexity and detail. The tannins are the thing – textural, raw silk-like and pure. This is stunning. In response, Block 8 might add: I respect you, but wait until you see what I’m going to become. Drink 2023 - 2035.
97 Points
Jane Faulkner - Halliday's Australian Wine Companion

Over the years, the most impressive wines I’ve had from Bindi have been made from Chardonnay, which is not to say I’m right, but more something that has stuck with me. Here we have the venerable Block 5, which for me is significantly better and more composed than the Block 8, which is priced the same. OK.
|Cherry, dried flowers and roses, almond, hazelnut and spice, cedar and mint. It’s medium-bodied, lovely mouth-perfume, and so much of that, a little sap, raspberry and red cherry, quite juicy, tannin is succulent yet firm, with a graphite character, quiet earthiness, and just so composed and long. It’s a wine of beauty and poise. A little cinnamon toast and orange peel carries in the aftertaste. Benchmark Pinot. That’s what I’m talking about! Drink 2025 - 2035+
96+ Points
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front