2017 Rippon "Rippon" Mature Vine Pinot Noir

One of the most legendary Pinots in NZ... bio-dynamically grown, you could be forgiven to think it was a top Premier Cru Burgundy.

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Brand Rippon Vineyard
Region Central Otago
Varietal Pinot Noir
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5%
Vintage 2017
Country New Zealand

Description

We've been fortunate enough 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 an enigmatic and charming wine in its youth, with very reticent 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 10 years and drink from there.

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 2035.

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