Dry River Lovat Vineyard Martinborough Syrah (2019)

The 2019 vintage (4.5*) was matured for 18 months in French oak hogsheads (20 per cent), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Three points to note: the 2019 vintage was released before the 2018; Dry River's Syrah vines have been removed, as many were dying; the last vintage will be 2020. Dark and purple-flushed, it is fresh and vibrantly fruity, with plum and spice flavours, fresh acidity, notable concentration, but also a slight lack of optimal ripeness and warmth. Still very youthful, it's well worth cellaring.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Syrah
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $75 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 25 – 30
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed March 2022

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