Sunday, 24 September 2017

Chard Farm

Chard Farm ‘The Tiger’ Pinot Noir 2014, Lowburn, Central Otago
Varietal bouquet with soft red rose scents followed by red cherry and cranberry; a deeper sniff shows off the mineral core and subtle complexity. On the palate – fine, fruity, crisp, textured and dry. Fine tannins, light red fruit flavours reflect the nose. Medium weight, fine and subtle – the way a Pinot Noir can be, decent length on the finish. Drink now and through 2022.
90 Points

Chard Farm ‘The Viper’ Pinot Noir 2014, Parkburn, Central Otago
Alluring softness and delicate perfumes of rose, light red berry fruits and oak. On the palate -  fine and complex with subtle layers of light red fruit flavours – red cherry and new raspberry, a hint of sweet cranberry; very fine tannins with contrasting acidity; balanced oak with light baking spice moments and subtle sweet oak layer. Lengthy fine finish; great balance and length. Drink now and through 2026.
93 Points

Chard Farm Pinot Noir 2014, Mason Vineyard, Central Otago
Complex, subtle and layered bouquet with light red fruits and sweet floral notes; cherry and strawberry fruits, light red florals and soft mineral tones. On the palate – dry, fruity, abundant tannins with fine to chalky textures; plenty of acidity, judicious measure of oak with some baking spice and new wood layers; medium weight, youthful; lengthy finish. Drink now and through 2026+.

92 Points

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