Monday, October 27, 2008

Bindi Pyrette Shiraz

I was looking forward to trying this wine. How would fantastic Bindi do outside their home territory?

On the positive side, the 2007 Pyrette Shiraz has what I would call the hallmark of Bindi: superfine, silky tannins. The wine is elegant and a beautiful drink.

On the other hand, the fruit is very young and a bit shallow, obviously from quite young vines. And most surprisingly, this wine doesn't really taste like a Shiraz. Clearly the Bindi folk did not want to make a blockbuster and that's fine, but it actually has this light cherry taste and good acidity. It must be a Sangiovese? Has me somewhat puzzled.

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