Dry River Martinborough Chardonnay

Review:

Elegance, restraint and subtle power are the key qualities of this classic wine. It’s not a bold, upfront style, but tight, savoury and seamless, with rich grapefruit and nut flavours that build in the bottle for several years. Based on low-cropping 20 and 30-year-old vines in the Craighall and Dry River Estate vineyards, it is hand-harvested, whole-bunch pressed and fermented in French oak hogsheads (with a low proportion of new casks). The proportion of the blend that goes through a softening malolactic fermentation does not usually exceed 15 per cent. The 2018 vintage (5*) is a highly refined, age-worthy wine. Full-bodied, with generous stone-fruit flavours, mealy and biscuity notes adding complexity, and fresh acidity, it shows excellent delicacy, depth and harmony. Made with a restrained winemaking touch, it should be at its best 2021+.

Details:

Price: $65.00 NZD
Value for Money: AV
Rating: 5 Stars
Sweetness: DRY
Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay

This is a Super Classic

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