2019 Bindi Block 8 Pinot Noir

Highly Rated
An incredibly complex, concentrated and ageworthy Pinot Noir from the one-and-only Michael Dhillon.

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Bindi has become one of the Macedon Ranges' most iconic wineries since its first plantings took root in 1988.

The Block 8 Pinot vineyard was planted in 2016, on a close-planted, north-west facing site fill of quartz and volcanic soils. The resulting wines are intensely concentrated, dark, earthy and structural, and quite honestly, a memorable experience.

Minuscule volumes available of this classic in the making.

97 points
"Bindi aficionados know the inaugural release of Block 8, off the high-density site planted in ’16, was vintage 2021 – a spectacular debut. Obviously the ’19 and ’20 wines were bottled; having tasted all a few years back, well ’21 was off-the-charts, the others very good but not in the same league or needed more time. However, I loved ’19 then and today. It is riper, fleshier by Bindi standards. It’s perfumed with savoury inputs some forest floor, cherries and pips, a little earthy. Fuller bodied, layers of flavour with plush tannins and decent structure. Aged 16 months in French barriques (50% new) – and the wood has imparted a cedary sweetness and slight green walnut note. Just a bit of seasoning, though."
- Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

Block 8, the continuation and turning of the slope from Block 5, sees an increase in fruit depth and power. It is a very special close planted site (from 11,300 to 22,600 vines per hectare) that has been maximised with many clones and intensive farming. There have been a few wines over the years that have served as markers on our Pinot Noir journey. The 1994 Original Vineyard was a revelation; hedonism and finesse with ageworthiness. The 1997 Block 5 is another important marker, both these wines remain delicious today. The 2019 Block 8 sits with this group, it is a personal favourite that has the stamp of a special site in a special season.It is a wine guided by three decades of previous experience on this land with this variety. It has deep red and dark fruits, is dense and complex, has autumnal notes, some root vegetable earthiness, and dried flowers too. The palate is full and lavish, it is creamy and round then intense and driven and long. It will improve for another five years and be delicious for many years beyond.

97 points - "Bindi aficionados know the inaugural release of Block 8, off the high-density site planted in ’16, was vintage 2021 – a spectacular debut. Obviously the ’19 and ’20 wines were bottled; having tasted all a few years back, well ’21 was off-the-charts, the others very good but not in the same league or needed more time. However, I loved ’19 then and today. It is riper, fleshier by Bindi standards. It’s perfumed with savoury inputs some forest floor, cherries and pips, a little earthy. Fuller bodied, layers of flavour with plush tannins and decent structure. Aged 16 months in French barriques (50% new) – and the wood has imparted a cedary sweetness and slight green walnut note. Just a bit of seasoning, though." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

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