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Pyrette Shiraz

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Pyrette Shiraz

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Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
Supple and savoury, this very polished and gentle Rh“ne inspired shiraz has a spicy, lightly funky and floral perfume of cassis, blackberries, iris and white pepper backed by meaty, dusty undertones of fine-grained oak. It's smooth and silky, with a restrained but vibrant expression of souredged blackberries and dark plums supported by fine, al dente tannins, finishing long and brightly lit with lingering notes of mint and menthol.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Deliciously flavoursome, supple and savoury, this vibrant and elegant wine is sadly the antithesis of most Heathcote shiraz. Scented with deep, briary aromas of blue flowers, cassis, blackberries and dark plums, it's laced with aromas of cracked pepper, musky spices and backed by a restrained perfume of chocolate/cedary oak. Underpinned by a dusty spine of loose-knit tannins, its juicy presence of vibrant berry/plum fruit and smoky, meaty complexity finishes with a lingering note of licorice. a hint of fresh mint and exemplary balance.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
The Bindi take on shiraz (thankfully, they avoid the French affectation 'syrah' that so many other makers of fragrant modern Victorian shiraz succumb to) is beautifully fragrant, purple and fresh in the glass. It has complex whole-bunch-derived aromatics: black cherry, plum and spicy lift. The palate's beautifully articulated tannins are evenly weighted, and the soft, fleshy fruit has been well-judged. Oak adds a toasty twist to the finish.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
A striking wine with French-inspired complexity, yet proudly still called shiraz (where many are using the French word syrah). This has intense black fruits, blackcurrant pastille and some spicy, complex fragrance. The palate is super-approachable with plenty of black fruit flavour and a dusting of peppery spice flavour. Fine, easy tannins spell ready to drink now.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Michael Dhillon (of Bindi) satisfies his hankering to make shiraz with this parcel of Heathcote fruit. Very regional with cassis and brambly berry fruits, plenty of spice and a gentle twist of chocolate. The palate is elegant, although much fuller than the '06, it slides on fine tannins and brisk acidity, finishing crisp and juicy.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says
This is made by renowned Bindi winemaker Michael Dhillon. It's the only wine he makes that isn't from his home vineyard, hence the different name. 2005 RELEASE It seems at odds with itself. On the one hand it's big, sweet, vanillin and loaded with eucalypt-like flavour, the archetypal Central Victorian shiraz. In other ways though it's cool, meaty and spicy, as if a style is being applied to what the vineyard would rather say. It's still a good wine; but not a harmonious one. DRINK 2009-2014.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008

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