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2014 Chard Farm River Run Pinot Noir

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Cracka Review

This is quite a lovely, elegant style of pinot noir out of Central Otago that isn't a 'fruit bomb'! Svelte, sweet smells of red and dark berries waft out of the glass, along with some dried thyme and subtle purple florals. The palate is medium-bodied with surprisingly dense fruit flavours, licks of soft spices and herbs, fine tannins, and a hint of savouriness in the fruit and spice finish. Lovely with duck pancakes.

Winemaker's Notes

The wine is made to display typical Central Otago bright, fresh sweet fruit, good texture and mineral length.

The wine has an intense bouquet of red fruits, spice, violets and savoury earthy notes. Good fruit weight and fresh red berry flavours give a nice mid palate focus. The fine tannins and mineral acid lead to a long finish.

Alc/vol: 13.5%

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2014 Chard Farm River Run Pinot Noir

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Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
From fruit sourced from the Cromwell basin and Gibbston, the 2010 Chard Farm is quite lightly coloured but shows lovely, savoury red cherry and red plum fruit characters. Baking spice, mushroom broth and raspberry compote. Slinky and savoury on the palate. There is a lot to like in this wine that finishes with spicy red-fruited flourish.
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Good Wine Guide
91
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Based around estate-grown Cromwell fruit, this offers bright, immediate appeal with lacy, fine, musky pinot fragrance and some savoury oak in behind. The palate follows suit: bright and breezy with neat tannin definition through the finish.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
92

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