Barda Pinot Noir – Jancis Robinson’s ‘Wine of the Week’

by Charles Lea

We are delighted that Jancis Robinson made 2013 BARDA PINOT NOIR Bodega Chacra wine of the week for this past week:

‘… I was even more impressed by Chacra, Barda Pinot Noir 2013 Patagonia tasted at a presentation of some of the wines Lea & Sandeman are proudest of in London earlier this week. I gave it a score of 17 (a skyward score for me) and thought it particularly good value.’ 

This is a great accolade for this biodynamic Pinot Noir from Piero Incisa della Rochetta’s Patagonia estate which we have been championing for a few years now. Read more below…

2013 BARDA PINOT NOIR Bodega Chacra

2013 BARDA PINOT NOIR Bodega Chacra

Grapes: Pinot Noir  Colour: Red
Origin: Argentina, Patagonia
ABV: 13%


75cl bottles £18.95   Case price* £16.95

 Magnums £44.75    Case price* £39.95


Full Tasting Note

“I loved the nose of the pale ruby 13.5% Barda Pinot made by the talented Hans Vinding-Diers, who aged this particular vintage for 12 months in mainly used French barriques. The nose has a convincing earthiness about it (I had just been tasting Pinots from California and Germany). The palate began with Pinot’s trademark sweet fruit but this soon gave way to flirtatious lift and delicacy (not common in Argentine wine) with real refreshment value but not a hint of leanness. It’s not at all like any other Pinot Noir-based wine I can recall but I particularly liked the way it finished dry but not drying. I’d say you could drink this with or without food any time over the next three years, but it’s already delicious and a good buy at the price.”

17/20 Jancis Robinson MW OBE 

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