Mandala Pinot Noir 12pk 2017
Mandala is the vision of the Smedley family of Melbourne. An estate vineyard in Yarra Junction was planted in 1999, with additional vineyards following in Dixons Creek. Specialising in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Mandala wines are high quality, elegant and exceptional value.
Mandala Pinot Noir 2017
2017 Yarra Valley pinot noir. From two sites, one at Dixon’s Creek, the other at Yarra Junction. 12 months in French oak, 25% new.
This is why we get excited about a vintage like this. Straight up, this smells and tastes terrific. Beetroot and red cherries, cranberry, orange rind, crushed red roses and assorted sweet spices. It’s varietal, exotic, light and concentrated all at once; it takes contradictions in its stride. Juicy, almost nervy. Fresh. Delicious.
Rating: 92 Points
Source: Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front (July 2018)