Pinot Noir 2011

After writing the notes for the 'en primeur' release last spring, and bottling, we have observed a subtle progression in the development of this Pinot noir. In the glass, the wine shows a deep ruby red colour with a purple halo. Vintage 2011 produced a complex wine which is somewhat more approachable than in previous years. Fruit characters such as Black Doris plum and soft berry compote, both typical for Dry River, are in abundance. A floral mix dominated by violets, baking spice and vanilla are complemented by a warm oak character on the nose. The moderate alcohol level (13%) supports the dark berry fruit and phenolic compounds on the palate. Despite youthful accessibility we feel that the depth and structure of this wine combined with the acids will provide the necessary backbone for prolonged maturation in the cellar.

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Pinot Noir 2011