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Mandala Prophet Pinot Noir

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The Prophet is the top offering from Mandala, and this is the second vintage as it is only made in years deemed to be exceptional. It's a rich, silky smooth wine that shows scents of dark plums, red berries and crushed leaves on the nose, with a twist of earthy spices. The palate is quite fullsome and plush, with cherry and plum flavours, slinky tannins, and a dry, long succulent finish. Nothing but duck with this little beauty.

Winemaker's Notes

Mandala Wines represents our family's circle of life, the sharing of experiences, and the quest to achieve balance.These wines also bring to fruition our joy of simple pleasures: great food and wine and the love of family....embracing and savouring life. With established twenty five old vines, our family owned and run Yarra Valley vineyards produce varietals that excel in this region. These are wines of character and finesse, made to be enjoyed with good food and friends.

Appearance: Bright garnet appearance.

Nose: Lovely perfumed nose with earthy, autumnal characters, nuances of crushed violet and spicy clove.

Palate: Silky layers of cherry, raspberry and plum followed by great length. It is vibrant with leafy characters, great acid structure and supple tannins.

Food: Roast Duck and baby beets drizzled with truffle infused olive oil.

Cellaring: Drinking well early, or cellar 7-8 years.

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Mandala Prophet Pinot Noir

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Deeper colour than the Black Lab, with black cherry and plum allowing the framework of foresty tannins to add to complexity without in any way threatening the fruit; has excellent focus and length.
To 2018
Australian Wine Companion 2013
94
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Strong, clear colour; has a fragrant bouquet centred on cherry, plum and raspberry aromas; the palate is silky and juicy, with very good mouthfeel and length.
To 2015
Australian Wine Companion 2011
95
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
This single-vineyard wine is intense and generously weighted, ripe red cherries and some spicy nuances, there's some game meat in here too. The palate has richness and presence, fleshy cherry and red fruit flavours perch on supple tannins, smoky twist through the finish.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
93
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Light- to medium-bodied, but has plenty of varietal aromas and flavours in a red cherry and plum spectrum; better still is the persistence and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
92

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