96 Points - James Halliday
The Dr Edge Pinots are part of a voyage of discovery, so it is that the East, North and South are all clone 115 (the ‘16s were MV6), and all have identical vinification: half whole-bunch carbonic maceration, half whole berries, once wild fermentation begins, 80% of the bunches are destemmed on top with 20% remaining as whole bunches, matured in French barriques (10% new) for 9 months. Fragrant, with more red fruits, long and silky; reflects the clonal change, driven by the very cool vintage, the tannin sotto voce.
This is sappy, crunchy, and quite stalky, with layers of spice, red fruits mainly, and a tense bony feel. It’s savoury and sappy, structure over flavour to an extent, but does carry through the palate and finish very well. Really like how the tannin and sappy acidity gives it a nervous energy. It’s really very good, but needs a few years to relax.
Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
The most hotly anticipated arrival out of Tasmania…
Dredgy (as Peter is known) produces four Pinot Noirs - North, South, East and the Tasmanian blend. They are made almost identically, in the same (tiny) batch size. The regional characteristics are the only separation. True wines which show-off Tasmania’s regional terroir superbly. Year-in-year-out, Dr Edge wines sell-out within weeks to a loyal, cult following. We have worked incredibly hard (it has taken almost a full year of communications) to bring Dredgy’s wines to the UK for the first time. ‘Tiny’ allocations translates to exactly that – We only have 36 x bottles of the North, South, East. The Tassie blend offers more quantity and offers the same, profound drinking.
Decanting for an hour is essential and please try them in Zalto Burgundy glass. The investment in one glass takes your drinking pleasure to a higher level. *Please also allow a few weeks of R&R as they’ve been on a very long journey*
Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass
For full-bodied to powerful wines, which are expressive but also show minerality and smooth character. Accentuates complexity and finesse.
Ideal for: All types of Wine. Great as a small Red Wine Glass or an all round White Wine Glass. Adequate for Rosé too. Especially good for: Chardonnay, Chianti, Riesling and ‘Smaragd’ – wines from the Wachau.
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