Dry River Pinot Noir | 2018
There is a light charred oak note present, easily confused with toasted almonds. â€š Â Flowery scents like cherry blossom, violets and Christmas lilies are combined with plums, boysenberry and liquorice. â€š Â Immediately the nose reveals this to be a serious wine; very coherent with rapidly expanding boundaries bringing aromatic volume.
The palate, too, has an escalating horizon and an inflating edge; it a â€šÂ¬ â€žÂ¢s simply delicious, with well-rounded tannins. â€š Â Initially there is a juicy, plush elegance, with the tannins claiming a more authoritative and luxurious presence, showing off its class and flamboyance. â€š Â The mid-palate brings the wine back to earth with a grounding acidity that reigns the wine in again without overpowering the fruit weight. â€š Â It is just enough to bring life again to the floral and lighter fruit aromatics, to highlight the central core and to show the length and smooth finish on the back palate. â€š Â This is a thought-provoking wine that occupies all spaces and has aroused our excitement tremendously.