Saturday, 27 July 2019
Vacation Wines - 2013 Pinot Noir Tout Prés, By Farr
Nowadays, when a Bourgogne Rouge from a decent producer costs 50+ Euro..., it is nice to be able to buy Grand Cru Pinot from New Zeeland for the same price. In this case, the Tout Prés from By Farr.
The nose is deep, perfumed, earthy and rich with notes of cooked root vegetables, rhubarb licorice, sun warm rocks and a hint of cool tobacco leaves. A very fine sweetness to the fruit. Lovely.
The taste is tight and concentrated with lift, energy and focus, alongside notes of moist earth, ripe wild strawberries, dried flowers and parsnips. A long, distinct finish with a fine acidity. Great wine, now and the coming 8+ years.
95p (tasted 2019/07)