Chard Farm Mason Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017 $79

Very different to Chard Farm’s other single-vineyard wines and sourced from a high-altitude site in the Cromwell basin, winemaker John Wallace has created a spice-saturated wine that has a leaner, statuesque, tuxedo-wrapped profile with dried herb and seriously savoury elements.  Pepper, redcurrant, olive, leather, and grape-stem characters unveil themselves in every sip.  Complex, multi-layered and lovely to sip.