Seductive snake

Chard Farm Viper Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015, Central Otago, NZD $75

Delicately scented pinot noir with a lifted floral and red rose aroma together with cherry, raspberry, spice and thyme characters on the palate. Wonderful purity and an ethereal texture, the wine has surprising power and a very lengthy finish. Delicious now but no rush. (Screwcap)

Score: 97 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: Raviolo duck, Jerusalem artichoke, aged balsamic

Stockists: Glengarry Wines, Auckland (NZ); Chard Farm Wines Australia – 1300 786 119 (AU distributor)

Ranked: #2 of 18 2015 Pinot Noir from Cromwell Basin

Awarded: Top Rank

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