2020 Rippon Emma’s Block Mature Vine Pinot Noir
  • 95
  • Biodynamic

2020 Rippon Emma’s Block Mature Vine Pinot Noir

Central Otago, NEW ZEALAND
$150. 00
$1800.00 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2024-2032)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Diam Cork

Slightly cloudy red to dark red colour with a light red hue. Fragrant violet, red cherry and winter strawberry scents sail out of the glass with hints of anise, earth and fresh herbs also present. Light in body, delicious red cherry and strawberry fruits infused with fresh herbs meld with earth and spicy cedar. Fresh acidity and fine grained tannins with a long elegant conclusion that shows plenty of red fruited energy.
Drink over the next 6-8 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews….
This is so opened and perfumed with sliced strawberry, orange and fresh mushroom. Full, velvety and caressing texture and finish. Articulate. Seductive. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Drink or hold.
98 Points

The vines are east facing and close to the lake, with less afternoon sun (which means it isn't exposed to the extended heat of the afternoon). "There is clay down there which gives the tannins more mobility and animation," says Nick Mills.
The 2020 Emma's Block Mature Vine Pinot Noir leads with dehydrated cranberry, cherry blossom, graphite and dried star anise. The nose is exotic and restrained at once. This is the entree to the palate which is defined absolutely by the tannins that feel very much like they plume in the wine, like a drop of blood in water. These are wines to feel as much as they are to taste, and this is what helps them stand alone in this place. It’s superb, with unbroken form through the long finish—no strays, no rough edges, no breaks. 13.5% alcohol, sealed under Diam. Drink 2023-2035.
95+ Points
Erin Larkin – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate