2021 Bindi Darshan Pinot Noir
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2021 Bindi Darshan Pinot Noir

Macedon Ranges, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$170. 00
$2040.00 Dozen
ABV: 12.5%
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....
When a wine is named after your late father (and founder of Bindi), the wonderful Darshan Singh Dhillon, there’s a lot of emotion involved. Made by Darshan's son, winemaker Michael, this comes off Bindi’s first high-density site, planted in 2014 (11,300 vines per ha). This is a lovely wine, heady with autumn leaves after rain, rhubarb, beetroot and pomegranate. Very savoury yet sweetly spiced and tangy with suppleness and fine tannins with some grit and grip. A fitting tribute. Drink 2023 - 2031.
96 Points
Jane Faulkner - Halliday's Australian Wine Companion

For me, and that’s my job, this is better than the Block 8, but lesser than the Block 5. Same price. Although, they all have distinctly different personalities, which is as it should be.
Quite spicy, all cinnamon and nutmeg over sweet potato, strawberry. mint and rhubarb. Medium-bodied, kind of sappy and red fruited, plenty of tang and spice, with a dusty feel to tannin, a sweet earthy beetroot thing happening, good energy, some tomato sweetness, fine grip and a bit of a ‘mineral’ and ironstone, cool lively acidity, and a finish of excellent length. The texture is dusty and firm, although ripeness here is maybe on the cusp, but yeah, edgy is better than being flaccid. Still a wine of great interest and vivacity. Sappy, white peppery, and good. No shortage of personality. Drink 2025 - 2033+
94 Points
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front