2021 Bindi Block 8 Pinot Noir
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2021 Bindi Block 8 Pinot Noir

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

Bindi's Block 8 Pinot Noir is sourced from their newer 2016 "high-density" vineyard planting. This block is planted with 8,888 vines (composed of 7 different clones) and is the eighth block established at Bindi. It includes a section of “Crazy” 22,600 vines per hectare experimental section, truly pushing the limits of extreme viticulture. Fruit is fermented in open vats and matured in French oak barrels of which 50% are new for a period of 15-17 months.

Other Reviews....
Rarely does a new wine make my heart skip a beat. But if exquisite and exceptional, it happens. It did with Block 8, which I feel needs a more poignant name. Nonetheless, how best to describe this as it’s both Mona Lisa and The Starry Night, Bach and Miles Davis, yin and yang. Everything is in harmony. You don’t simply taste this, you feel this pinot noir. It speaks of its place and moves you as a result. At the most rudimentary level, it has a core of excellent fruit, all dark cherries, maraschino and spice with a little amaro lift, the oak a light flutter throughout. Fuller bodied and supple with stunning tannins all silky and ethereal with fine acidity. It lingers long. It’s thought-provoking. It’s extraordinary, more so, knowing the block was planted in 2016 but is high density (11,300 vines per ha, which equals 8,888 vines as it’s about three-quarters of a ha). Respect, Michael Dhillon. 
Respect. Drink 2023 - 2035.
98 Points
Jane Faulkner - Halliday's Australian Wine Companion

Comes from a high density vineyard planted in 2016. 50% new oak.
Red and black cherry, dried rose, peppermint tea, a little earthy too, showing noticeable baking spice oak as a young wine. Medium-bodied, rose and cherry, baked raspberry, praline and biscuit oak, rich fruit with sappy acidity, has something of a tomato flavour, which I’m a little less keen on, firm silty/powdery tannin, and a distinct amaro/orange peel tang on a finish of good length. It’s an interesting wine, and one of distinct personality, which is a good thing. It has power and intensity, but also earthiness and perfume. I suspect it will improve over coming years. Drink 2024 - 2031+
93 Points
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front