2018 Chard Farm Tiger Pinot Noir

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Layered, silky, slow-building Pinot Noir of great class.

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The Tiger is not very tigerish; more of a bunny rabbit with well-groomed fur if truth be told.

This bunny rabbit is delicious though, a velvety, light-framed, beautifully detailed Otago Pinot Noir, with fruit coming from the cool slopes of the Tiger vineyard in Lowburn.

Though it would respond well to time in the cellar, we loved this subtle refined style at an early age.

Joint top scorer in the Gourmet Traveller Wine South Island Pinot tasting in June 2021.

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.


The bouquet offers earthy notes of dried herbs and red berries mixed with a sweet floral and spicy perfume. The rich spiced red fruit flavours have an interesting stalky edge. The palate builds with nice layers of silky tannin which give an unctuous mouth feel, while a lick of sour cherry keeps everything in check and some nice focus on the finish.

94 Points - "Pale ruby pinot noir with raspberry, cherry, floral and spice flavours. It has the Chard Farm signature of great purity and subtle power. It's a wine with finesse and an ability to age well in bottle." - Bob Campbell (The Real Review)

96 Points - "The second offering from Chard Farm – 2018 Chard Farm The Tiger Pinot Noir (A$85/NZ$70) – also caught Paterson’s eye. “A beautifully fragrant wine with alluring, ethereal cherry notes. The palate opens nicely with air to reveal pristine redcurrant and cherry flavours. The acidity’s bright and the wine has excellent length. A fine-boned, fruit-focused, engaging wine that is a pleasure to drink.” I loved its fine, perfumed red cherry nose, with suggestions of pot pourri. The palate shows similar finesse, building intense strawberry flavours, to finish with beautifully fine tannins and good length. Great potential." - Gourmet Traveller Wine (June/July 2021)

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