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2010 Rippon Mature Vine Pinot Noir

Central Otago, NEW ZEALAND
$150. 00 Bottle
$1800.00 Dozen
Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2025-2026)
ABV: 14%
Closure: Diam Cork
Excellent depth of colour displaying a midnight black core and a dark red black tinged hue. Intense black cherry and anise aromas rise out of the glass trailed by vanillin cedar, earth, traces of leather and spice. Rich, bold and quite firmly built the palate is still quite unyielding with lush black cherry and liquorice fruits showing terrific concentration. Elements of scorched earth, old cedar, leather and spice lie underneath. Dense, structured tannins impart a muscular feel. Outstanding power with a long, rich yet compact finish.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Alc. 14%

Other Reviews….
This has such freshness at between nine and ten years of age. It delivers a very rich, blue-fruit core with spiced earth and light, leathery nuances. The palate has composed and compact tannins and a slinky and rich, powerful array of blueberries and a long, juicy, succulent and vibrant finish. Shows just how well Rippon pinots age. This is just getting started! From biodynamically grown grapes. Maturation release. Drink or hold.
100 points
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