I first met winemaker Michael Dhillon, of Bindi Wines back in 1996 when I did vintage at a nearby winery in the Macedon Ranges. Michael's fanatical pursuit of perfection culminated in him being recognised as Winemaker of the Year for 2022 in James Halliday's Annual Wine Companion Awards. I've enjoyed many of Michael's wines over the years and am pleased to still have a few (but not enough!) of them in my cellar.
Michael produces sublime chardonnay and pinot noir from his own vineyards, as well as a shiraz from Heathcote, and most recently a Col Mountain grenache.
"A couple of years really adds finer layers of expression and accessibility. The fine and flamboyant 2019 season adds to that. A complex array of fragrant and deeper notes; fruit, earth and plant elements. It's very finely layered. Brown spices lift too. Some smoke, flint, pot pourri. A flicker of wild strawberry. The palate is fresh and open, finely detailed and silky. It flows long and the structure builds and holds. This is a classic Bindi Pinot Noir that is "effortlessly harmonious" (a Tim White quote from 1996), very delicious and ageworthy."
Winemaker Michael Dhillon.