Dry River ‘Lovat’ Martinborough Syrah 2010

Syrah from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 26-Sep-2012
Serine (Alan Limmer) clone fruit from the ‘Lovat' vineyard from vines c. 20 y.o., fully destemmed and fermented to 12.3% alc., the wine aged 12 months in French oak of sizes ranging from 225 L – 350 L, 20% new. Very dark, deep, saturated, purple-hued ruby-red colour. Ethereal perfumes of black roses and violets intermingle with aromas of dark berry fruits, spices, pepper and reduction to form a deep core on the nose. Medium-bodied, this is well-concentrated with deep flavours of dark plums with spices and florals interwoven with reductive elements. The fruit is enlivened by bright and slippery acidity, and is framed by soft, supple tannins, resulting in a rounded, but racy mouthfeel that has approachability. The flavours flow with energy and a fine textural grip to a long crisp finish with a nuance of sulphide bitterness. This is a medium-bodied, softly supple and approachable Syrah with racy acidity. Match with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare over the next 5-6 years. 17.5+/20 Sep 2012 RRP $64.00

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