Rippon Mature Vine Pinot Noir 2016Rippon
ORIGIN: Central Otago, New Zealand
97 points James Suckling
This is such profoundly complex pinot with violets, dark cherries, plums, blueberries, graphite, black tea, peppery nuances, licorice and woody spices, all taking a role on the nose. The palate has such density and precision, delivering a powerfully composed and profoundly concentrated core of blueberry and dark-cherry flavor in a layered and refined style. Such impressive depth and character. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. (10/2019)
94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
One of the few New Zealand Pinots that benefit from decanting in their youth, Rippon's 2016 Mature Vine Pinot Noir packs in raspberries, hints of Asian five spice powder and delicate herbal notes behind a wall of crushed stone and firm but ripe tannins. It's medium to full-bodied, with a long, slightly chewy finish. Don't be afraid to lose this one in the cellar for 5 or more years. (JC) (7/2019)
Very pretty cherry and vanilla notes with savoury cured meats, nutty oak and gentle rose florals. Packed with juicy fruit flavours, fine grained tannins and a slate driven minerality. Biodynamic, vegan friendly & certified organic, with no additional sulphites. 16 months on French oak. Unfined and unfiltered. Very pretty cherry and vanilla notes with savoury cured meats, nutty oak and gentle rose florals. Packed with juicy fruit flavours, fine grained tannins and a slate driven minerality.