BINDI Pyrette Shiraz, Heathcote
Pyrette Heathcote Shiraz is sourced from a well-sited vineyard near Colbinabbin on the Mount Camel Range. The specific parcel of vines is the highest block, on deep red, rocky Cambrian soils on a cool, easterly-facing slope. Picking is carefully timed to capture fruit vibrancy and freshness without losing the typical mouth-filling richness and length of Heathcote Shiraz.
The wine is made in 1000 litre open vats, fermented with natural, ambient yeast and matured in French barrels, of which just 10% are new. The yield, harvest date and winemaking consciously aim to produce a wine of regional authenticity in a style highlighting fragrance, vitality, finesse and harmony. Production is typically 800 dozen per vintage.
Clearly the result of a peak vintage. It's cool, spicy, powerful and satiny at once. Cherry-plum, sandalwood, cloves, meat and peppers. It glides through the mouth and on through the finish, offering both power and freshness throughout.
95 points, Wine Companion (March 2019)