Dry River Chardonnay

One of NZ's finest Chardonnays!

Dry River Chardonnay

2022, Martinborough New Zealand
  • From the world famous Dry River - they quite rightly sit at the big boys table of New Zealand fine wine names!
  • 96/100 & Top Rank Award (Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review) - "Concentrated chardonnay with purity and power"
  • No.1 Ranked 2022 Chardonnay from Wairarapa (The Real Review, April 2024)
  • Limited stocks, all bottles individually numbered, drink now to 2030
The Real Review – Top Rank
Bob Campbell MW – 5 Stars

10 in stock

$74.99

The world famous Dry River are one of the pioneers of the New Zealand wine scene and quite rightly sit at the big boys table of New Zealand fine wine names.

Named after a historic sheep station a few kilometres down the road, Dry River was established in 1979 by visionaries Doctor Neil and Dawn McCallum. These guys were well ahead of the game when they planted their first vines on what is now known as the Martinborough Terraces. It’s a site known for its free draining gravels, cool maritime climate and (thanks to a bit of inside info from soil scientist and friend Dr Derek Milne) a 30 year record for the lowest rainfall in the North Island.

In 2003, Neil sold the winery to seriously wealthy Wall Street billionaire hedge fund manager and philanthropist Julian Robertson (according to Neil, ‘the guy who invented the hedge fund’ and one of the world’s super rich!). The aim remains the same though – to produce world class wines that age beautifully.

We’re super stoked to be able to land some extremely limited stocks of their 2022 Dry River Chardonnay. This would rank among Aotearoa’s finest Chardonnays – no argument about it!

Scoring 96/100 and a Top Rank Award  with The Real Review’s Bob Campbell MW, Bob said “Concentrated chardonnay with purity and power. White peach, nectarine, citrus flavours contrast tantalisingly with spicy oak and saline/oyster shell flavours. A core of sweetness is perfectly balanced by tangy acidity. Accessible now but should develop well with bottle age.”

All bottles individually numbered, the Dry River crew recommend to allow this to age for at least three years from vintage.

  • 13%
  • 750ml
  • Cork
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