2017 Winemaker's Selection Mandala Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

2017 Winemaker's Selection Mandala Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

Felix Gentle

"Elegant, varietal and delicious. Premium Pinot from an excellent producer. It's hard not to swallow this one..."

Felix Gentle

Johan Axlund

"Velvety strawberry with silky tannins. Just delicious."

Johan Axlund

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Felix Gentle

"Elegant, varietal and delicious. Premium Pinot from an excellent producer. It's hard not to swallow this one..."

Felix Gentle

Johan Axlund

"Velvety strawberry with silky tannins. Just delicious."

Johan Axlund

$24.99 per bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $6.25 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*
Angus Hughson

"Beautiful with complex floreal, spicy wild cherry fruits. Long and fine new wave Australian Pinot"

Angus Hughson


Sarah Linhart

"Red fruits, earthy, orange peel and tea. Juicy fresh style. Amazing value for this quality from Yarra Valley"

Sarah Linhart

All the stars aligned in 2017, and Charles Smedley from Mandala crafted a truly magnificent Pinot just for us.

This is the epitome of a modern Yarra red, with delightful bright red fruit, the palate round and plump with a beautiful hint of spice.

Expert Reviews

The wine combines lovely fruit intensity with savoury undertones, showing spiced cherry, plum, anise and olive aromas on the nose, followed by a juicy palate that is silky and flowing. It is elegantly weighted and beautifully textured, backed by fine, polished tannins, finishing persistent and engaging. At its best: now to 2022. 93 points - Sam Kim

Tech stuff

12.8
Yarra Valley
2017
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2022
750ml

How's it taste?

Charles knows how to make Pinot with fragrance and spice, with this such a grown-up Pinot Noir - raspberry fruit, a real tannic vein and proper length. Real Yarra Pinot. Bright red fruits on the nose that open up onto a palate of raspberry, dark cherry and hints of savoury spices. Medium-bodied with soft tannins gives a fine acid structure to a long finish.

How was it made?

Our Winemaker’s Selection is at the heart of The Wine Society range. It demonstrates our strong relationships with some of the finest winemakers from across Australia and beyond, who have dedicated their time to craft premium wines exclusively for our members. With outstanding quality and character our Winemaker’s Selection showcases the best of Australian wine. Charles Smedley of Mandala Wines made this Pinot Noir exclusively for us. Charles established Mandala in 2007. The vineyards, primarily at the home base of Dixons Creek, have vines up to 25 years old but the spectacular restaurant and cellar door complex is a more recent addition. 

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