Chard Farm River Run Pinot Noir 2003

89 points

Central Otago, NZ. 13.5%

A pleasant surprise. I’ve had some uninspiring Pinots from Chard Farm in the past but this is good. Rather classic NZ Pinot with nice savoury notes counterbalancing the varietal sweetness. A touch of stalkiness, moderate concentration. Very enjoyable. Drink now or over the next couple of years.