This wine, first produced in 2001, is now sourced from two vineyards about 15 kilometres apart. The original northern Colbinabbin Estate vineyard features deep and gently stoney Cambrian era soil and produces silky red fruited wine. The more southern Col Mountain vineyard has a significant amount of shattered rock mixed with the more common red Cambrian soil and gives powerful and earthy wine. This wine is a 50/50 blend of the two sources. The cooler 2017 season suited this style of fragrant and elegant Shiraz really well and we are really pleased with the purity and deliciousness of this wine. There is a complex combination of ripe red fruits and earthy notes that quickly builds creamy and bright aromatics with fine layers. It is a very young and pure wine that will build in complexity and structure over a decade. – Michael Dhillon, winemaker.
A bottle of this slipped into a tasting we ran for a corporate customer of ours recently. They loved it. Having said that, they struggled to identify it as Shiraz, such is the prettiness, finesse and aromatic lift that this wine posseses. That’s what happens when a Pinot expert handles Shiraz, I guess. It’s medium bodied and finely-grained, with a delicious smattering of white and black pepper spice throughout. The real underdog in the Bindi range. – Ches Cook, FWC.