We often see with our Pinot noir that the vineyard has supplied this wine with a deep purple colour. The nose brings an ample array of aromas and soft oak tones. The usual Dry River aromas of Christmas spice, pipe tobacco and plum are all in attendance. Initially this wine seems savoury, dark and brooding but elegant red berry and raspberry characters are not to be missed. The juicy, sappy and dense fruit fills out the palate providing a full and fleshy mouth-feel. The acidity provides focus and a thoroughfare for the wine towards the back with a dapple of oak influence for support and additional complexity. While transparent tannins are no hindrance to the front palate, the soft nature of this wine is not to be misjudged. This subtle palate texture contributes to overall structure and will require adequate time to mature. We envisage this wine will be of renewed interest within three to five years and reach full maturity after eight to ten years.
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