Bindi Dixon Pinot Noir 2016 ~ Macedon Ranges, Australia
95/100 - Jeremy Oliver (2015 Vintage)
Jeremy Oliver "An exceptional pinot of elegance and suppleness that will build richness and depth with time. Heady and voluminous, it’s deeply floral, with musty scents of sweet red cherries, dark cherries and raspberries overlying notes of rose petals and beetroot. It’s long, soft and deeply layered, with pristine small berry and cherry flavours supported by cedary oak and a pliant spine of dusty tannins, extending smooth and silky towards a soft and remarkably persistent finish.” (2015 Vintage)
Decanter "Few Australians come closer to the Burgundy model of the vigneron than Michael Dhillon of Bindi. Working entirely with a single, 6ha (hectare), cool-climate vineyard, Dhillon crafts spectacularly refined, delicate, compact and multi-layered Chardonnays (and Pinot Noirs) of great precision.” (2015 Vintage)
James Halliday “One of the icons of Macedon. The Chardonnay is top shelf, the Pinot Noir as remarkable (albeit in a very different idiom) as Bass Phillip, Giaconda or any of the other tiny production icon wines. The addition of Heathcote-sourced Shiraz under the Pyrette label confirms Bindi as one of the greatest small producers in Australia.” (2015 Vintage)
Jeremy Oliver “There’s a great cliché in cool-climate winemaking that the very best wines come form the warmest sires. Bindi is a special vineyard on such a site, a basin-shaped heat trap south of the small town of Gisborne in Victoria’s little know Macedon Ranges region. It is perhaps a unlikely place to source some of the country’s leading chardonnay and pinot noir, but Bindi has a lot more going for it that the average vineyard. Bindi is managed by it’s founder, Bill Dhillon, a complex and fastidious individual who ensures that it’s not only picture perfect to his demanding eye, but is also perfectly focused on ripening its small yields of carefully exposed crops.” (2015 Vintage)
Bindi is a small, award-winning, organic vineyard located 50 kilometres north-west of Melbourne in the Macedon Ranges. It has just 7 hectares planted with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.