By Farr Pinot Noir ‘RP’ (Robyn Pamela) 2018Regular price $123.00
The RP is a tribute to Nick's mum and Gary's wife, and is more than a suitable reflection.
"A bouquet of absolute intrigue and under growth from an extremely fresh and high natural acidity vintage. The elegant yet savoury power that we are growing to love from the Cote Vineyard wines is showing once again from both the pinot and the GC Chardonnay. The palate is lengthy and layered. It is a pinot that keeps giving with every minute in the glass. This is one of the great pinots we have made, with fantastic ageing potential. RP, Real Pinot, Serious Pinot Noir." - Nick Farr
Pinot noir is all about the finish and that’s where this wine is at its strongest. This is a refined pinot with complexity stitched intricately throughout. We see cherries, plums, mineral and sweet spice but everything is melted together. There’s also graphite and cedarwood oak but the character and vigour of the fruit keeps ahead of it. This is a wine you can just sit and admire but really, also, it’s a beautiful wine to drink. Texture. I should have mentioned the texture. There’s grain from integrated spice and twig-like notes but as a whole it feels like silk.
95 Points - Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front