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Bindi Wine Growers Original Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Bindi Wine Growers Original Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Very shapely and deeply flavoured, with an alluring, spicy and musky fragrance of violets, red flowers, dark cherries and chocolates. It's long and supple, with a lustrous, but still slightly closed presence of dark cherry, spice and licorice flavour underpinned by fine, crunchy tannins. It builds steadily on the palate, finishing with a satisfying tension between power and balance.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Slightly more purple colour, but shares the brightness of Block 5; delicious plum and black and red cherry flavours fill the mouth with a caress of sweetly rounded fruit; a very different proposition to Block 5, ready whenever the mood takes you, but will not disappoint as it ages.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
From the lower slopes of the Bindi vineyards, planted in 1988. Clear, light crimson-purple; the bouquet has a mix of red cherry and spice with silky, almost juicy, mouthfeel. This is definitely the wine to be consumed before Block 5 (all other things being equal).
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Similar colour and clarity to Block 5; plum, dark cherry and spice aromas cascade into a powerful palate with its continuously moving interplay between dark fruits and savoury/foresty notes.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Has much greater upfront, delicious, cherry and plum fruit than Composition, albeit with some spicy characters; has vibrant poise, line and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
These wines have a luxurious smooth richness and balance while maintaining freshness and style that has propelled the property's reputation. They need to be decanted to get the best from them.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Marginally the best colour of the 3 pinots; similar complexity to Block 5, likewise intensity and length; a lovely mix of red and black fruits; tight finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Typically aromatic, with a mix of plum and small berry fruits; a powerful but pure palate, with spicy notes and great length.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Finely crafted and deliciously spicy, this silky young pinot has a slightly meaty aroma of fresh red cherries, dark plums, rose petals, cloves and cinnamon over sweet nuances of cedary oak and faint suggestions of mint and undergrowth. Long and smooth, with a lingering core of bright, sappy fruit, It's generously flavoured, long and savoury. Despite its elegance, it reveals genuine structure and texture.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Tightly focused, fine and powdery pinot waiting to emerge from its cocoon. Its dusty fragrance of dark red and maraschino cherries is laced with pepper and spice, with a background of sweet vanilla, lightly gamey and cedary oak. Supple and sappy, it delivers a pleasing length of vibrant, expressive pinot flavour with a persistent sweet/savoury note.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Silky-fine and elegant pinot whose spicy, lightly dusty floral perfume of maraschino cherries and raspberries, musky meaty complexity and restrained oak influences precedes a tight, fine-grained and savoury palate of suppleness and firmness. Laced with pristine red berry/cherry fruit, it's framed by fine tannins and refreshing acids.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Deep colour; lusciously ripe plum aromas leap from the glass; a predictably rich, complex, very intense and powerful palate. Only 13 degrees alcohol and a minute cropping level.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Vibrant purple-red; the smooth, rich, deep plummy fruit and sweet spices of the bouquet are followed by an intense, long and rich, yet elegant palate, with a quite different feel and profile from the Block 5; lingering, savoury finish. Yielded less than 1 tonne to the acre; the alcohol in the two wines is the same, at 14.5°.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
The colour is fractionally deeper than that of the Block 5; a clean and fragrant bouquet of dark plum is followed by a palate with significantly greater grip, intensity and length than Block 5 and, like the bouquet, oriented towards plum.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; a typical exotic array of savoury, spicy plum fruit aromas, the palate with near-identical grip and length to that of the 2000, with tangy, lingering plum fruit. In all of these wines quality French oak is a contributor, but it is the fruit which does the talking.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Very deep, dark red-purple; the bouquet is immensely rich and ripe, bursting at the seams with damson plum and sweet tobacco aromas. The palate is gloriously ripe and expressive, with damson plum, spice of all kinds, and fine tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999

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