By Farr Pinot Noir ‘RP’ (Robyn Pamela) 2019Regular price $126.00
‘The RP Pinot Noir (RP – Robyn Pamela) is in recognition of the matriarch. It is not only the support and goffering that Robyn has endured for Gary’s 40 year career. She has been in the vineyard and planted the first vines, driven the tractors, filled barrels and pigeaged at midnight. If we are ever a man down Robyn has always been the first one we have called to fill the void no matter the job, no matter the time of day. You can always count on mum.
The fruit for this wine is sourced from the Cote Vineyard as is the GC Chardonnay. A close planted / high density planting of Pinot Noir on a exposed cote. These hillsides facing North, North East and East will be the backbone of the Farr dynasty for decades to come.
TASTING NOTE - "Of all of the Pinots Noir at by Farr, the RP named after living Matriarch Robyn Pamela Farr is the most slender and febrile, yet this delicacy is only in comparison to the other By Farr Pinots, which start of richer and more characterful than many. Only the finest wood, the most perfect barrel expression during elevage, from the best fruit parcels make it into the RP, and the newly released wine is sitting tightly coiled, waiting. There is hallmark By Farr wholebunch character, richly spicy and compact dark fruit. The palate of the wine is fresh and beautifully structured. Perhaps not an eternal wine, one can only wish, but one that will last decades." Nick Farr.
"This wine announced itself in the most authoritative of ways in the midst of a masked, double-blind line-up. You have to love it when a top-tier wine is just that, a top-tier wine.
This is immensely impressive. Pure and even-handed but powerful, especially through the finish. Seamless in its flavour profile too, in that it’s difficult to pull out individual flavours. Who needs descriptors anyway. It’s a wine of silk and herbs, earth and grain. Orchards and creek beds. And wood; cedarwood. That’s the feel. The quality is ripping."
Campbell Mattinson - 96 Points - The Wine Front