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Ata Rangi 2020 Pinot Noir
"Few Australians come closer to the Burgundy model of the vigneron than Michael Dhillon of Bindi." - Huon Hooke, Decanter
"It was mid March 2021 and the growing season in southern Victoria was displaying all the hallmarks of another classic La Niña year: cool, wet and slow. If only the weather would warm up and get the buggers ripe! ‘And then’, says Michael Dhillon of Bindi Wines in the Macedon Ranges, ‘during the last week of March and the first week of April, we had 25, 27 degrees [Celsius] every day, and 8 to 10 degrees every night. We went from 7 out of 10 potential vintage quality to 9 out of 10 potential vintage quality in two weeks. It dialled it up that fast. The grapes had good acidity because they had been sitting there for a long time – and we still had the cold nights – but we also then built flavour, sugar and tannin density in the skins over those last two weeks very well.'" - Max Allen & Michael Dhillon on the 2021 vintage, jancisrobinson.com
These wines are expected to arrive in store late next week!
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Dhillon 2022 Glenhope Macedon Ranges Chardonnay
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Bindi 2022 Kostas Rind Chardonnay
The Kostas Rind is grown in a 1.5 hectare plot, naturally fermented in French barrels of which typically 20% are new. The wine remains in barrel on yeast lees over winter with only a small amount of malolactic taking place. It is racked after around eight months and returned to barrel for a further three months before bottling.
The 2021 release of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Bindi is perhaps the most thrilling collection of wines seen from any winery so far this year. This Chardonnay comes from a 1.5 hectare plot with the fruit fermented by wild yeasts in French oak, 20% new. The wine spends time in barrel on yeast lees before racking and then further maturation. This is a lovely shade of deep lemon. The nose is immediately and obviously showing early complexity with stonefruit, guava, grapefruit and immaculate oak integration. Impeccably balanced with a fine line of acidity, there is real energy here and such length. The palate shows some oatmeal characters. A fine-boned, tight-knit Chardonnay which will provide great pleasure over the next eight to ten years and improve even further while doing so." 96pts! - Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot
Bindi 2022 Dixon Pinot Noir
The Dixon is made from declassified grapes from the Original Vineyard planted in 1988 and grapes from the newer Block K, planted in 2001. It's fermented the same way as the other pinots: 100% de-stemmed and gently worked in small open vats and spends 11 months in French barrels, of which about 10-15% is new.
"The 2022 Dixon spent 10 months in barrel and was bottled in early March. This wine is a composition of sections of the original 1988 planting and the 2001 Kaye vineyard. It has a lifted nose of red and black cherries, wild strawberries, earth and spice. The palate is fresh, supple, builds in texture and has vibrant and intense length. As always, it will be more complex, silky and flowing in three plus years and be enjoyed for a decade or more." - Michael Dhillon, winemaker
Bindi 2021 Darshan Pinot Noir
"Quite spicy, all cinnamon and nutmeg over sweet potato, strawberry. mint and rhubarb. Medium-bodied, kind of sappy and red fruited, plenty of tang and spice, with a dusty feel to tannin, a sweet earthy beetroot thing happening, good energy, some tomato sweetness, fine grip and a bit of a ‘mineral’ and ironstone, cool lively acidity, and a finish of excellent length. The texture is dusty and firm, although ripeness here is maybe on the cusp, but yeah, edgy is better than being flaccid. Still a wine of great interest and vivacity. Sappy, white peppery, and good. No shortage of personality." 94pts! - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Bindi 2019 Darshan Pinot Noir
"A close-planted (11,000-plus vines per hectare) block of Pinot established in 2014 near the family home, named in memory of Bill Darshan Dhillon, Michael’s father. Half planted to MV6, the rest 115, 777 and Pommard. Less immediately aromatic at this young stage than the other 2021 Pinots from Bindi, this wine saves all its impact for the palate, delivering subtle dark-berry fruit wrapped up in sinewy, twining tannins. Great tension and character that will build in the bottle." 18+/20 - Max Allen, jancisrobinson.com
Bindi 2021 Block 8 Pinot Noir
The youngest Pinot block on the property – established in 2016 – also close-planted, with the greatest mix of clones (MV6, D4V2, 115, 114, 888, G5V15 and Abel), already showing outstanding quality. Already so much energy and life and character in this wine, despite coming from young vines, and at such an early stage of its development. Lots of vibrant, pretty, even spicy black-raspberry fruit, long, compressed tannins, tightly structured but delicious and approachable." 18.5/20! - Max Allen, jancisrobinson.com
Bindi 2021 Block 5 Pinot Noir
LIMITED! One available in any 6-pack of Bindi
"Cherry, dried flowers and roses, almond, hazelnut and spice, cedar and mint. It’s medium-bodied, lovely mouth-perfume, and so much of that, a little sap, raspberry and red cherry, quite juicy, tannin is succulent yet firm, with a graphite character, quiet earthiness, and just so composed and long. It’s a wine of beauty and poise. A little cinnamon toast and orange peel carries in the aftertaste. Benchmark Pinot. That’s what I’m talking about!" 96+pts! - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front