“Once again, Dalrymple delivers a beauty of a wine. It bursts with fragrances of violet, bright red berry and plum, wild fennel and other fresh herbs. It’s a touch stalky and underpinned by a warm stony mineral streak. The palate is slinky and poised, balancing texture with ripe, mineral streaked tannins and a long flavorful finish. Drink now or cellar until 2027 or likely beyond.” (Editors’ Choice)
Dalrymple Vineyards - Wine Enthusiast
In “The Wine Enthusiast Guide to Australian Wine by Region and Style,” Christina Pickard explores the winemaking regions and various styles of grapes in Australia. As far as “bright, bouncy, approachable light-bodied reds” go, Pinot Noir is “the most revered variety,” according to Pickard. Pinot Noir is grown in several locations throughout Australia, and SHAW + SMITH is one of her selections of producers to watch in Adelaide Hills, while TOLPUDDLE and DALRYMPLE are “talented producers” in Tasmania.
"Very impressive and sappy cherries in a deliciously fresh and gently reductive mode. Some oak spices with gently meaty and earthy complexity. A terrific, lithe and juicy palate. Elegant with some real pop and punch. This has an impressive structure, showcasing a beautifully rendered set of tannins."
"Comparing all the Single Site pinot noirs, the impression is Coal River is the most composed and complete and slightly lighter on its feet. While it has plenty of depth and structure, there’s an earthy allure too, starting with its aromatics of wood smoke, woodsy spices, a while-bunch stemmy character, juniper berries and dark cherries. More medium-bodied, sinewy tannins with some Campari-like bitterness on the finish making this moreish and savoury."
"There's a greater sense of construct with more oak and spices. However, the fruit is up to the task. It needs a little time. Darker cherries, sappy berries and undergrowthy allure. The palate has a smooth, dense and ripe core of cherry plums. It is right at the limit of ripeness. Give this another two to three years to settle."
Dalrymple Vineyards - TEXSOM International Wine Awards