Bindi Dhillon Shiraz Col Mountain Vineyard 2014
95 Points "Deep red colour, still showing plenty of purple reflections, the bouquet shows ripe dark plum and a trace of dark chocolate creeping in, together with hints of graphite and possibly oak char. It's tending towards full-bodied and the tannins are firm and emphatic, yet balanced, in a style more recognisably Heathcote than most Bindi shirazes. Very good." Huon Hooke
This wine, to state the obvious, has been quite a while coming! In 2014 we began making experimental ferments using four clones from this exciting vineyard and decided to mature the blended bottled wines until we felt they were settled and singing. The wine is based on the smooth and aromatic Shiraz clones PT23 and 1654 with a little of the robust and rich Yalumba and R6WV28. The Col Mountain wines are earthier and more structured than our traditional more northern source of Shiraz, Colbinabbin Estate, which has previously made up all, and now roughly 60%, of the Pyrette label. The 2014 is in a beautifully balanced and harmonious place after five years bottle maturation. The nose is deeply layered with earth, spice, red current, dark cherry and plum aromas. Seriously deep and cause for reflection.The palate is mouth filling and harmonious with fine fruit carrying tannin giving excellent length. We have had fun lining up all the wines made so far from 2014 to 2020 (from barrel) and there is a strong vineyard signature within the context of the different vintages;; earth, fruit depth, structure, length.
Winemaker: Michael Dhillon