2020 Rippon "Rippon" Mature Vine Pinot Noir
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2020 Rippon "Rippon" Mature Vine Pinot Noir

Central Otago, NEW ZEALAND
$99. 99
$1199.88 Dozen
Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2029-2030)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Diam Cork

Dark red in colour with black toned edges and a transparent red to dark red hue. Elevated red to dark cherry, violet, strawberry and red plum scents drift out of the glass with notions of dried herbs, earth and spicy cedar also chiming in. Delicious dark cherry, strawberry and plum fruits show good underlying freshness with infusions of herbs, delicate earth and spicy cedar lingering through the back half. Fine grained tannins with a fresh, delicately spiced mid length conclusion.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews….
Extremely perfumed with a pretty ripeness and clarity, offering plums and al-dente strawberries. Some cantaloupe, too. It's medium- to full-bodied with juicy fruit that's lovely and open. You want to drink it now. And do. Crunchy yet velvety and caressing in the mouth-feel from the lovely, open tannins. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Best in a year or two, but right on.
97 Points