We've been privileged to try long verticals of this Rippon Mature Vine Pinot Noir right back to 1991 and have witnessed this wine's remarkable ability to develop over time. This 2017 vintage is both enigmatic and charming in its youth... it’s initially reticent aromatics blossom into something special as it sits in the glass. Deep and very concentrated with signature tannin structure that comes from the interaction of the roots with the schist soils, this is a classic Rippon Mature Vine Pinot Noir... its combination of purity, elegance, subtlety and minerality are a nod to its bio-dynamic environment.
We’re definitely in the “Lucky Country” when we can pay $59.90 for a Pinot Noir the ilk of Burgundy Grand Cru selling for hundreds of dollars per bottle... in some cases thousands. This Mature Vine Pinot Noir has all the pretty aromas, brooding delicacy and subtle intent of a top level Burgundy Grand Cru. 99/100 James Suckling underpins that... miss this Pinot and you’re missing out on a very special wine by any standards. NZ Pinot lovers should make it essential buying and those with a cellar full of red Burgundy... be prepared to be awakened. Enjoy, Jeff
2017 Rippon "Rippon" Mature Vine Pinot Noir
Massive 99/100 from Global critic James Suckling... who gave NZ Pinot Noir’s only perfect 100/100 rating to the 2010 vintage Rippon Mature Vine Pinot Noir.
$64.99 on Case buys (12 bottles)
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