Rippon Emma’s Block Pinot Noir 2019
Posted on 05 October 2022.
I will stutter here, but the 2019 Rippon wines are stoic. Need time. I usually throw caution to the wind and suggest drinking from the get go for just about all wines, but here, not so. Structured releases, coiled and tight. This is fleshier and juicier that the other 2019 pinot noir releases from Rippon, albeit in degrees. There’s a fine, lacy and yet steely web of tannin draped over the wine, granitic and minerally and very refreshing. Dark cherry, salted plums, alpine herbs and clove-woody spice are the defining elements in scents and flavours. There’s a bit more approachability to this wine, albeit it needs a good airing before getting stuck in. Feels ethereal, gossamer and yet athletic; a nice, fine yet chewy mouthful of dark fruits and spice, that minerality shot through it all. Serious stuff. Excellent wine.
Rated : 96 Points
Tasted : SEP22
Alcohol : 13.5%
Drink : 2024 – 2040
Winefront: Mike Bennie
‘EMMA’S BLOCK’ MATURE VINE 2019
Aromas of rose with leaves and some red fruit such as cranberries and plums. Hibiscus. Bright. Medium body with linear mouthfeel of driven acidity that folds in nicely in the palate. Subtle, juicy and seductive. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. JamesSuckling.Com