2019 Dry River Lovat Syrah

Highly Rated
Pure Syrah class from Martinborough legends Dry River. Deep brambly fruit with just the right amount of smoky bacon.

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Lovat is one of Dry River's three blocks. Planted in 1992, it's a plot known to bring vibrancy to the blended wines and, as standalone site, produces wines bursting with bright fruit.

Here we see Syrah with a deep fruit profile of blackberries, raspberries, currents, and boysenberries that leaps from the glass. Complexity comes in the form of a whiff of smoky bacon and olive and structurally the tannin is velvety. The oak is all class.

A wine not to be underestimated, like so many of the Dry River wines, this is seriously delicious, but also deliciously serious.

Roasted coffee beans, mocha and cacao nibs show the deeper, ripe and more mature sides. The boysenberries, brambles and violets bring prettiness back into the wine. The 18 months in barrel helped to show further complexity in the wine through black olive tapenade, bacon fat and a touch of cedar.

Region: Martinborough, NZ
Blend: Syrah (100%)
ABV: 13.00%
Closure: 750ml
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96 Points - "Dense, inky syrah from a very favourable vintage. Cassis, dried fruits, plum, prune, raspberry, black pepper, violet and spicy-oak flavours supported by ripe, sweet tannins. Still a little youthful and locked-in but will certainly benefit from careful cellaring."- Bob Campbell (The Real Review)

94 Points - "A beautiful nose of red and black cherries, crushed plums, grilled meat, toasted rosemary, clove and white pepper. Medium-bodied with fine, structured tannins. Driving and dynamic with an array of ground spice adding exciting complexity to the well constructed palate. There is a perfumed quality here. Savory yet pretty and nuanced." - James Suckling

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