2016 Rippon Mature Vine Pinot Noir

One of the most legendary Pinots in NZ... bio-dynamically grown, top Premier Cru Burgundy taste alike.

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$64.99 on Case buys (12 bottles)

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Store Stock Level*
Lunn Ave Superstore Low
Constellation Drive Superstore Low

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Further Information

Brand Rippon Vineyard
Region Central Otago
Varietal Pinot Noir
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 14.0%
Vintage 2016
Country New Zealand

Description

Over our many years of business (22+) we've been fortunate enough to taste many vintages of Rippon's 'Mature Vine' Pinot Noir, we've also been luckily to taste a number of verticals. and trust us, these wines age very well, 10-15 years easily. This 2016 vintage is excellent, it's an enigmatic and charming wine in its youth, with very discreet aromatics at first that blossom into something special with time in the glass. Deep and very concentrated with the signature tannin structure that comes from the interaction of the roots with the schist soils, this is a classic vintage of Rippon that will be at its best after many, many years of graceful again.

Smells

Very pretty cherry notes with vanilla, savoury cured meats, nutty oak and gentle rose florals.

Tastes

Juicy and quite upfront, the very fine-grained tannin structure kicks in quickly to remind you this is serious Pinot you're drinking. Long, herb-infused and expressive, that slatey mineral character that the site always expresses is a standout feature yet again. Still very tight upon release but all the hallmarks of a great Rippon are there... all that's left now to do is wait! Drink now (decant for 2 hours) or cellar through to 2030.

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