Dry River Martinborough Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 02-Oct-2015
Very full, dark, deep ruby-red colour with a little garnet on edge. The bouquet is full, vibrant in fruit and robust in presentation, the aromas showing fresh, primary, sweet fruit and floral lift. Dark red berry fruits along with plums, and savoury herb and whole cluster stalk, unfolding complex black earth and minerals. On palate quite plush, soft and deeply packed, with lovely rounded core and mouthfeel. Dark red berry fruits and plums, sweet and luscious, and with subtle savoury layers and detail appearing alongside the vibrant and bright primary notes. Very fine structure and tannin extract supporting the deep and solid fruit concentration, the wine carrying to a strong, long finish. Robust, layered, sweet and rounded, the evenness throughout the palate line is remarkable. 19.0/20 Sep 2015 RRP $N/A This will make a great foil to the rich and near voluptuous, fully-structured 2008 Dry River Pinot Noir. Fruit from the ‘Dry River', ‘Craighall' and ‘Lovat' sites, based on clone 5 with some 10/5 and a small amount of Dijon material, 20% whole bunch, inoculated for fermentation to 13.0% alc., this was aged 12 months in 20% new French oak hogsheads. Dark purple-hued ruby-red in colour, this is very elegant and finely expressed on bouquet, with concentrated aromatics of dark cherry and berry fruits and beautiful perfumes of violets along with complexing nuances of dried herbs. Medium-bodied, this has rich and luscious dark berry fruit flavours along with violet floral elements, plus earth and spice notes that are framed by tight, extremely fine-grained velvety tannins. This is seamlessly textured and very refined. The tightness of the wine suggests it will be an elegant one that will develop well over the next 6-10 years. Match with poultry, especially roasted duck, and pork dishes. 19.0-/20 Feb 2011 RRP $83.50

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