Red

2014 Dry River Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

  • New Zealand
  • North Island
  • Wairarapa
  • Martinborough
Drink between 2020 - 2026 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • Neecies Likes this wine: 95 points

    April 16, 2018 - J&A's, blind. My wine, opened 24 hours in advance but not decanted. Deep almost opaque purple-red color, highly concentrated notes of cassis and black cherry with bay leaf and complex spices. Outstanding though not really ready yet. No previous experience with this producer, but based on this bottle would peg drinking window for 2024-2030. Took 1st in its flight.

  • k.lonis Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 22, 2017 - New Zealand Pinot Noir Tasting (Oinoscent): no 06291
    Its still very tight and closed, some black fruit rather than red, some spices notes, a bit gamey, rather old world-like.
    In the palate, the wines feels tight, red ruit core, pronounced acidity, great underlying complexity, light and (freshly made) jam, a thin oaky frame, med body and med to long finish. Still too young

  • Yorgos Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 20, 2017 - Complex nose with pinot character and scents of dark cherry, black berries, oak, spice, somewhat reductive and earthy. Lots of tension in the mid palate with deep flavors but edgy at the same tine, grippy and obviously in need of time. The best in my view of a flight of 6 NZ Pinot tasted at oinoscent and the least ready to be drunk today or in the short to mid term. You can tell though that this will be a great wine with some cellaring.

  • chatters wrote:

    October 9, 2016 - Pinotpalooza (Carriageworks, Redfern): Funky and meaty, slightly reductive almost; closed down. With work some fruit starts to come through though it does feel a little disjointed. More of the same on the palate - all the ingredients are there but it feels disjointed like watching a puppy on a slippery floor.

  • k.lonis Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 21, 2016 - Dry River Pinot Noir Vertical Tasting and a few others (Le Petit Sommelier): Shy in the nose, red fruit with some gamey notes, oaky frame, funky, needs time to clear up.
    In the palate, the wine is rich, med body and med+ intensity, beautiful, red ripe small fruit, berries and cherries, nice acidity and mouthfeel, ends with a long finish.
    Outstanding quality, shows great promise, hold rather than drink

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  • By Mike Bennie
    10/1/2016 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer Dry River
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country New Zealand
  • Region North Island
  • SubRegion Wairarapa
  • Appellation Martinborough

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (2%)
  • In Cellars 278 (89%)
  • Consumed 29 (9%)

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