2008 BARDA PINOT NOIR Bodega Chacra
|Grapes: Pinot Noir
||Origin: Argentina, Patagonia
Lea & Sandeman review
Barda, meaning 'The Ridge', is Bodega Chacra's main production of Pinot Noir from a vineyard planted with the same rootstock as the 1932 and 1955 plots, together with some grapes and wines which are deselected from those same plots. Made in exactly the same manner as the top wines, with similar Burgundian oak treatment (largely one year old Allier oak), Barda is an elegant Pinot with soft supple texture, rich, tangy fruit and a fresh, lingering finish. Put this up against almost any 'village' wine from Burgundy and it will more than surprise you. Serious wine making, fun wine drinking.
Other reviews and comments
Older oak, 15-year-old vines and declassified from Chacra's two top vineyards. Light red fruit, very pure and dynamic and lots of spice on the finish. Smooth rather than silky. Dry and elegant.
Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com
Delightfully authentic earthiness with little strawberry notes and touches of bracken and leafiness. The palate has delicious juiciness, with plenty of bold red berry fruit a grippy edge of tart raspberry and a tight, lemony acidity. The alcohol is noticeable as a little heat in the finish, which is the only distracting note.
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