Bindi Original Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
$80, Diam, ?% alc
Another wine lauded heavily in the newly released 2011 SMH/Age Good Wine Guide, this is typically a very smart wine. This is no exception, though I’m not absolutely in love.
It’s very brightly coloured in the glass though, with a pink/purple brightness that had me thinking of rhubarb. Nose is all stewed plum alongside more fresh plum, with sweet red pure Pinot juice escaping. It’s a very proper, if still bound, nose, with plenty of pure fresh cranberry fruit. The palate is also still very bound, but for mine it’s a tad roasted and warm, finishing with dry but light tannins. I like the redcurrant generosity on the palate but it just doesn’t quite taste world class as yet. A little stewed. Love that mid palate sweetness though. Very good stuff, if just a little off the Bindi best. 17.8/92