- Cork (Vintage dated Diam)
Bindi is now justifiably recognised as one of the top two or three makers of pinot noir in Australia. The Composition is Bindi's third pinot noir label, which, I'm sure, is a wine many makers would be happy having as their reserve release.
The 2009 Composition has an aroma which appears tight and somewhat closed at first, yet it possesses enough depth and intrigue to invite the nose in deeper for further inspection. It smells clever and concise, with white pepper notes strung throughout cherries and fine cedar oak, suggesting a composed and youthful pinot with its best years ahead. Its medium-bodied palate bares the fine, svelte, silky texture which has become Bindi's hallmark, by revealing a satiny caress similar to the 2008 wine, but that's where the similarities largely end, because this pinot's packed with more dark cherry, earth and light spice characters than its red berry-flavoured predecessor. It's also longer and finer to finish, as its symmetrical balance of fine tannins and slick acid emanate towards tightly defined vanishing points with the discipline of a marching band.
ü+ A fine, textural pinot with more than enough svelte structure to see it mature for some time yet. As the Block K vineyard matures, I'll continue to watch this wine with keen interest. Drink to 2017.