2015 Rippon Pinot Noir Mature Vine
Pinot Noir - 750ML
  • JS 96
  • DC 96
  • WA 94
  • VN 90

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Reg: $54.94

$49.94

In Stock: 24 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JS 96
jamessuckling.com, October 2018
A blend of parcels across the property, this has a deeply spicy array of mixed fruit, framed in aromas of flint, dark stones, pepper, woody spices, wild herbs and fresh earth. Texturally, this is super fine and taut... A blend of parcels across the property, this has a deeply spicy array of mixed fruit, framed in aromas of flint, dark stones, pepper, woody spices, wild herbs and fresh earth. Texturally, this is super fine and taut, which reflects the schist soils found here. Very fine, powerful and athletic with sustained fruit flavors that are typical of pinot noir. Long aging potential. Drink or hold.
DC 96
Decanter, January 2018
The most perfumed nose of white pepper, wet pebble and red berry. These soaring aromatics are toned down on the taut and firm palate, still tightly coiled. This is a paradigm of balance, of seamlessness, of elegance. All... The most perfumed nose of white pepper, wet pebble and red berry. These soaring aromatics are toned down on the taut and firm palate, still tightly coiled. This is a paradigm of balance, of seamlessness, of elegance. All of Otago's wilderness is distilled here in a serene, delicious and utterly harmonious beauty. Biodynamic.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2018
Tasting Rippon wines young is not always a fun exercise. The 2015 Mature Vine Pinot Noir, in particular, wasn't happy at being roused from its bottle. Like a surly djinn, it pouted, griped and sulked, grudgingly offering... Tasting Rippon wines young is not always a fun exercise. The 2015 Mature Vine Pinot Noir, in particular, wasn't happy at being roused from its bottle. Like a surly djinn, it pouted, griped and sulked, grudgingly offering up muted aromas of berries and spice. Yet this medium-bodied wine shines in the mouth and will surely emerge from its funk within a few years' time. The texture is dense and fine, with the feel of high thread-count bed linens, and the long finish shows hints of the black cherry fruit and complex spice notes that await the patient. - Joe Czerwinski
VN 90
Vinous, November 2018
The 2015 Mature Vine Pinot Noir has a pure red cherry and blackberry bouquet that feels refined and focused. The palate is well balanced, offering sappy red and black fruit, hints of tobacco and smoke, and gentle grip... The 2015 Mature Vine Pinot Noir has a pure red cherry and blackberry bouquet that feels refined and focused. The palate is well balanced, offering sappy red and black fruit, hints of tobacco and smoke, and gentle grip towards the finish, suggesting that it might benefit from another year in bottle. Very fine. -- Neal Martin
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country New Zealand
Region Otago
Sub-region Central:Wanaka
Vintage 2015
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork