Bindi Original Vineyard 2021


A cracking Pinot, which spent almost a year and a half in French barrels, a quarter of them new, though there is little oak apparent on either nose or palate. Deep garnet in colour, the nose offers red cherries, earthy tones, animal skins, spices, brambles and a hint of fresh leather. This is youthful and fragrant, but also balanced and with good intensity. The palate moves to notes of root vegetables complimented by a slippery texture with a lingering and persistent finish. A fresh and seamless style, there is early complexity already developing. Such a terrific Pinot. Drink for a decade at least.