Mandala Pinot Noir 12pk 2021
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 Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2021
100% whole-berry fermentation in open pots. Matured 9 months in French puncheons and barriques (25% new). Light, bright, cherry red. Recently bottled, this is a little reductive at first, but a few minutes air and a good swirl reveal aromas of strawberries and spiced cherries, leading onto the light- to medium-bodied and gently flavourful palate. Good now, I expect this will flesh out and become even better in another 6 months or so.
Rating : 92 Points, Special Value
Source: Philip Rich, Halliday Wine Companion