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2017 Dry River Pinot Noir

2017 Dry River Pinot Noir

The nose is very attractive, with a perfume-like finesse and a lighter than usual appearance.  A fresh, complex and floral nose shows Christmas lilies, violets and honeysuckle.  There are the hallmark, darker Dry River characters of fruit of the forest, plum and berry compote, mixed with a gentle touch of oak.  Upon first approach the wine is soft and broad, with ripe, almost sweet fruit characters on the front of the palate. The intricate and round tannins have a mature presence with seamless integrated oak, something we would normally only see after two to three years.  Towards the mid palate the wine is gaining power with a dynamic force, presumably a combination of the fruit and tannin density, governed through a radiant acidity.  The structured finish is long and abundant in fruit, lingering to ponder the interest in the typicity of the vintage.

COUNTRY New Zealand
PRODUCER Dry River
VARIETY Pinot Noir
STYLE Red Wine
VINTAGE 2017
SIZE 750ml

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