Dry River

Chardonnay

9.021 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
Martinborough, Wairarapa, North Island, New Zealand
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
TheElder Pinot

1996 - (Ben Dugdale) Delicious, stunningly good. Everything as it should be in a twenty year old chard!

1996 - (Ben Dugdale) Delicious, stunningly good. Everything as it should be in a twenty year old chard!

Jan 1st, 2016
Kai Schubert

Winemaker at Schubert

8.7

Still drinking very well

Still drinking very well

Jan 23rd, 2015
Liz Mott

Lovely Oaked chard. Long acidic finish. Very round

Lovely Oaked chard. Long acidic finish. Very round

Jan 9th, 2015
Jeremy Pollard

Fresh and expansive nose. Palate brings a surprising amount of citrus along with delicate stone fruit. Good acid. Interesting wine with lots of potential.

Fresh and expansive nose. Palate brings a surprising amount of citrus along with delicate stone fruit. Good acid. Interesting wine with lots of potential.

Feb 26th, 2020
Martin Mills

Pale gold colour, still youthful. Chablis style with little evidence of oak; instead, a rich seam of minerality and tropical fruit with tooth licking acidity and a long finish that reveals many layers. Not what I expected from a premium new world Chardonnay but utterly delicious - fireworks.

Pale gold colour, still youthful. Chablis style with little evidence of oak; instead, a rich seam of minerality and tropical fruit with tooth licking acidity and a long finish that reveals many layers. Not what I expected from a premium new world Chardonnay but utterly delicious - fireworks.

Jun 28th, 2017
Martina Spreafico

Still needs time

Still needs time

Dec 31st, 2014
Martina Spreafico

Well aged Chardonnay, still fresh and clean,

Well aged Chardonnay, still fresh and clean,

Jul 22nd, 2014
Akira Tachibana

The Dry River Chardonnay, nougat, dry clay bed and dried apricot on the nose. A burst of pink lady apple, followed quickly by a fleeting sensation of orange and cumquat starts off the palate, which then continues on to a long zesty sour gooseberry finish. What's left is an ever so slightly buttery sensation in the mouth. Well balanced, but the sweetness and flavours could be toned down just a touch to add a bit of elegance and prestige.

The Dry River Chardonnay, nougat, dry clay bed and dried apricot on the nose. A burst of pink lady apple, followed quickly by a fleeting sensation of orange and cumquat starts off the palate, which then continues on to a long zesty sour gooseberry finish. What's left is an ever so slightly buttery sensation in the mouth. Well balanced, but the sweetness and flavours could be toned down just a touch to add a bit of elegance and prestige.

May 2nd, 2014
Jeffrey Lewis

9.2


Feb 20th, 2016
Ryan Davis

Ryan had this 3 years ago

Ryan had this 3 years ago

Feb 16th, 2017