This is a rather stunning pinot noir from Bindi in the Macedon Ranges. Perhaps like my awkward distinction of having never having actually watched “ET”, I seem to have overlooked tasting a pinot noir from Bindi, one of Australia’s benchmark producers. They say Bindi in the Macedon Ranges make a good pinot noir, and it turns out “they” are absolutely right.
A bright ruby in colour, the 2010 “Composition” pinot noir has a clean medium intensity aroma of smoke, oak, pepper, green herbs and a touch of reductive sulfide. Expensive oak is evident. On the palate, medium-high acidity and medium tannins accompany a full bodied expression of pinot noir, with a pronounced intensity of plum and cherry flavours, with medium-long length. The length and concentration of this wine are standouts. Look out for this wine, as if in buy it, rather than duck if thrown. 89 points
Tasted: October 2011