As an eleven year old wine the 2009 Dimchurch is youthful in it’s exuberance and colour. The palate weight is robust yet soft, with an amazing depth of flavour and texture. While this is the ‘second’ wine of Hoffmann Vineyard, the vintage gave Adrian and I conditions to produce amazingly fragrant and structured wines. The wine could have evolved further in barrel but I chose to capture its fruit and oak balance, giving a wine that drinks wonderfully now while continuing to develop further.
At the upper end of production levels of just under 500 dozen for the 2009, most vintages of Dimchurch are at 300 dozen along with the corresponding number of magnums.