2018 Bindi Darshan Pinot Noir

Named for Bindi founder Bill Darshan Singh Dhillon, this is a limited release tribute wine that is always released with a little more bottle age than the standard Bindi Pinots.

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The 2018 Bindi Darshan Pinot Noir honours the legacy of Michael Dhillon’s father, Bill Darshan Singh Dhillon. Planted in 2013 shortly after Bill's passing, the Darshan vineyard is renowned for its exquisitely perfumed and ethereal wines, offering a more delicate profile compared to some of Bindi’s other offerings.

This vintage, from a slightly warmer season, showcases a floral and ethereal bouquet with sweet wild forest fruits, brown spices, game, and a refreshing cool red cherry note. The palate is richly textured and mouth-filling, with a beautiful flow that continues seamlessly. Its mineral and chalky quality adds to its expansive character, delivering a long, smooth finish with persistent tannins.

Produced in very small quantities, the 2018 Darshan Pinot Noir is currently at a delightful stage of development at six years old and promises to age gracefully for another half dozen years and beyond. This wine is a true testament to the dedication and craftsmanship behind Bindi, making it a prized addition to any collection.

It’s a rare treat to have a wine or three that we hold for five plus years and are able to assess many bottles over the time to enjoy and contemplate. Normally the wines are grown, made, bottled and sold out within 15 to 18 months. With Darshan and Block 8 we have had the opportunity to see many bottles of these wines, to understand the vineyards, the seasons, their personalities and to evolve our expectations. It’s been a treat. The 2018 season was a little warmer than 2017. The nose is floral, ethereal even, with sweet, wild forest fruits. Added complexity comes from aromas of brown spices, game and a cool red cherry freshness. The palate has lovely texture and weight, is mouth filling and flows on and on. It is also mineral, chalky and expansive. Like the 2017, this is at a lovely stage of development at six years and will continue to drink very well over the next half dozen years and beyond.

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