97 Points - James Halliday
MV6, 777 and 115 clones, 60% from the Derwent Valley, 30% East Coast and 10% Tamar Valley. The bouquet is multifaceted, with no single message from the single vineyard group, the palate moving onto another tier, but carries with it the higher-toned red fruits of clone 115 (compared to MV6 last year). It also achieves a lightness of touch without any sacrifice of line or length. This is the serious business of enjoyment, not the science of dissecting small pieces of a large puzzle.
This is a blend of East, North and South, which is probably some kind of jumbled Game of Thrones fantasy going on in Peter Dredge’s head. I like the complexity of the Tasmania blend, the whole greater than the sum of its parts kind of thing.
Spicy, nutty, smoky thing, but the cherry and red fruit rises above, and there’s maybe a bit of a cracked wheat thing going on here too, and some rose petal. It’s light to medium-bodied, almost chewy in a way, though certainly you might call it ‘sinewy’, smoked meat, stalks and spice, ‘minerally’ acidity, and a long finish that offers grip, spice and sour cherry as it moves down the throat. It’a what you might call a very ‘adult’ style of Pinot Noir, but also very good.
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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