Rippon, Mature Vine Riesling Central Otago, 2016

$35.99
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Professional Reviews

Robert Parker

RP 94
"One of the few New Zealand Pinots that benefit from decanting in their youth, Rippon's 2016 Mature Vine Pinot Noir packs in raspberries, hints of Asian five spice powder and delicate herbal notes behind a wall of crushed stone and firm but ripe tannins. It's medium to full-bodied, with a long, slightly chewy finish. Don't be afraid to lose this one in the cellar for 5 or more years." -Joe Czerwinski

Jancis Robinson

JR 17.5
"Glorious aromas of clementine, lemon oil and lime but also something like sour honey. Tastes dryish but honeyed with orange and a light phenolic texture. Very, very good. Really grippy on the finish. Distinctive and such a complex interplay of structure, acid and aroma." -Jancis Robinson

Wine Spectator

WS 92
"Complex and bold, with cigar box aromas leaping out of the glass, offering notes of dried porcino, black tea and sandalwood. Blackberry and plum flavors show good concentration. Velvety tannins gain traction on the finish. Drink now through 2035." -MaryAnn Worobiec

Wine Enthusiast

WE 94
"From one of New Zealand's most celebrated wineries, located on the pristine shores of Lake Wanaka, this Pinot is made for the long haul. Brambly fruit and spice center on an earthy, spicy core. Dense, nearly impenetrable on the palate, a powerful line of taut, fine tannins cinch the fruit and spice. While just starting to show some age, this remains an austere but laser-focused wine that requires patience, but should reward in spades with time in cellar. Drink 2021–2035." -Christina Pickard

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