Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Country: Argentina Region: Patagonia
District: Rio Negro
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
JS94 A bright and dense red with vivid lemon character, blueberries, and stone. A firm and silky tannin structure. Full-bodied, but remains agile and energetic. This is half the normal production due to a short crop. 65% cement and the rest aged in used oak. Needs a year or two to come around but a beauty already.
RP92 The 2017 Barda is approachable and soft, with sweet fruit, in a more commercial profile. It comes from different vineyards—the majority from one plot planted in 1989 and small portions of older vines. It's a little more concentrated than usual, as they had very low yields, so it has some tannins, even if they are very fine-grained. It fermented in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts, and one-fourth of the wine matured in French oak barrels for ten months while the rest was kept in concrete. 52,000 bottles and 400 magnums were filled in January 2018.
AG90 (from vines planted in 1990): Bright medium red. Subtly pungent scents of strawberry, raspberry, spices, and herbs. Juicy red berries and herbs dominate on the adamantly dry, penetrating palate, with a note of rose petal adding lift. A distinctly peppery, herbal, red-fruit style of Pinot Noir with a fine dusting of tannins that will not get in the way of early enjoyment. Not at all thin or lacking in length.