2019 Rippon 'Rippon' Mature Vine Pinot Noir
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2019 Rippon 'Rippon' Mature Vine Pinot Noir

Central Otago, NEW ZEALAND
$89. 99
$1079.88 Dozen
Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2028-2029)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Diam Cork

Deep dark red core with black shaded edges and a slightly cloudy red hue. Rising out of the glass are perfumed violet like scents followed by some red cherry, red liquorice, forest floor, fresh herb and light spicy cedar notes. Light in body, vibrant red cherry and winter strawberry fruits are underpinned by an energised iron mineral like infused acidity. Notions of earth, fresh herbs and spicy cedar ensue. Bright lively finish with slightly chalky, structured tannins and a focused red fruited aftertaste that has a linear feel to it.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews….
Firm and tight licorice, graphite, slate and light dried strawberry. Goes to iron. Flowers. Medium body. Creamy and fine tannins with a rather dusty finish. Fresh acidity and long and linear finish. Structured. From biodynamically grown grapes. Better after 2024, but already beautiful.
98 points