100 Points, James Suckling. October 2019 – Cellar Release.
“Very fine and expressive with a lovely savoury edge to the raspberry and red cherry fruit. Nice density here with structure and finesse, showing lovely potential for the future.” – 95 Points, Jamie Goode, Wineanorak.
“Shows wonderful depth and concentration to the black cherry and blackberry flavours, with star anise, slate and white pepper notes, delivering fine-grained tannins and a finish that goes on and on.” – 92 Points, Wine Spectator Online.
“This biodynamically farmed wine estate in New Zealand’s Central Otago region not only produces great Pinot Noirs, but it could also be one of the most beautiful wine estates in the world. With a vineyard that sits against a lake, backed by mountains and clear skies, five generations of the same family have turned it into one of the best producers in the region. This has such freshness, at between nine and 10 years of age. It delivers a very rich, bluefruit core with spiced earth and light, leathery nuances. The palate has composed and compact tannins and a slinky and rich, powerful array of blueberries and a long, juicy, succulent and vibrant finish. Shows just how well Rippon pinots age. This is just getting started! From biodynamically grown grapes. Maturation release. Drink or hold.”_ Score: 100 JAMES SUCKLING – PRESTIGE REPORT THE 10 BEST WINES OF 2019.