Chard Farm Pinot Noir The Tiger 2018
A complex bouquet with savoury notes of dried herbs and black pepper evolving to a floral and red fruited perfume. Textural tannins fill the palate but leave plenty of room for the focus to remain with the red cherry fruit and fine acid balance on a quietly persistent finish.
The Tiger Pinot Noir is a single vineyard wine made from grapes grown in our Tiger vineyard in the Lowburn sub-region. The vineyard is on sloping land up off the valley floor and this elevated cooler position allows the vineyard to ripen slowly, building layer upon layer of flavour nuance and soft silky tannins. The wines from this vineyard typically display spicy aromatic red berry fruits and violets. The palate is characterised by a broad structure and layers of fine integrated tannin and fruit which is more textural than structural. The Tiger is always quite shy and reticent in its youth and after 4- 5 years in bottle it really blossoms and expresses itself.