2020 Rippon Tinker's Field Mature Vine Pinot Noir
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2020 Rippon Tinker's Field Mature Vine Pinot Noir

Central Otago, NEW ZEALAND
$170. 00
$2040.00 Dozen
Cellar: 8 - 10 Years (2032-2034)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Diam Cork

Deep dark red in colour with black toned edges and a dark red hue. Perfumed aromas of violets, red to dark cherries, strawberries and red plum sail out of the glass with some anise, earth, spicy cedar and fresh herb notes also evident. Light and energetic in its feel yet powerful the palate is layered with sour to red cherry, red plum and winter strawberry fruits which are complimented by infusions of fresh herbs, forest floor, delicate anise and spicy cedar. Refined tannin structure and fresh acidity with a long, elegant red fruited conclusion.
Cellar 8-10 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews….
Aromas of raspberries and plums with forest fruits and violets. Orange blossom, too. Medium- to full-bodied. Superbly polished tannins that run vertically down the wine and take you very deep and long. It's seemingly endless. Dark strawberry and raspberry and hints of terra cotta and dark stones. It's complete and moving to taste now. Drinkable even now, but try to be patient. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Best after 2026, but already stunning.
99 Points

The 2020 Tinker's Field Mature Vine Pinot Noir is, as per usual, restrained on the nose but concentrated and driven in the mouth. This is a wine immune to hyperbole, and so eloquently of its place, that it is often a wine I am proud to show internationally. It never fails. The tannins are sleek but totally within the wine. The tannins are finely milled, ductile, gray in every respect and delicate but not brittle. The 2020 seems more open-armed than the 2019 before it (not better, not worse—just different), and it is making for pleasurable drinking here today. A beauty. The vines face north and are sheltered and protected behind Ruby Island. The vineyard is warm and on pure schist. 13.5% alcohol, sealed under Diam. Drink by 2023-2040.
97 Points
Erin Larkin – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate