Bindi Dixon 2021
Some winelovers may remember this as the Composition Pinot Noir. It has been renamed but is as good as ever. This is the first cab (no pun intended) off the rank in a six pack of Pinots that surely exceeds anything we have seen before from an Aussie producer. The wine comes from grapes that have been declassified from the Original Vineyard (planted back in 1988), as well as Block K (planted in 2001). Matured for 11 months in French oak with 10 to 15% of that new, it has a deep red hue with notes of warm earth and truffles. This is the most rustic of the array of Bindi Pinots. Animal skins, red cherries, florals and an attractive warmth to it too with some tobacco leaf notes. This is an elemental style and there is a hint of sour cherry on the finish of the palate. Thanks to fine acidity and very good length, this will offer pleasure over the next six to eight years. A little more edgy than some.