Dry River Martinborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 03-Mar-2018
Dark, deep, black-hearted ruby-red colour. This has a firm and intense nose with aromas of ripe black cherries with a complex amalgam of dark herbs, subtle whole cluster notes, black and violet florals and nuances of spices. Medium-full bodied, this has bright and vibrant black cherry and berry fruit with a complexing layer of spices, black olives and herb nuances. The fruit is rich and lush, and underlined by fine-grained powdery tannin extraction and fresh lacy acidity. As the wine flows, the florals blossom and savoury tapenade suggestions emerge. This is already showing complexity. This will develop well over the next 7-9 years. Fruit from the ‘Dry River Estate’, ‘Lovat’ and ‘Craighall’ sites, indigenous yeast fermented with 35% whole clusters to 12.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 15% new 300 L and 350 L hogsheads. 19.0+/20 Mar 2018 RRP $86.50

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