Mandala Pinot Noir 12pk 2022
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 2022
Fermentation in open pots with 100% whole berries, matured nine months in French puncheons and barriques (25% new). A light, bright ruby red. Aromas of wild strawberries, spiced plums, nutmeg and sandalwood. I like the balance, too, between the wine's gentle fleshiness, bright acidity and silky yet persistent tannins. And while it's good to go, even now, there's enough of everything to suggest you won't be disappointed if you're still opening bottles four to six years from now.
Rating: 93 Points, Special Value
Source: Philip Rich, Halliday Wine Companion