Rippon Emma’s Block Mature Vine Pinot Noir 2016 Lake Wanaka, Central Otago

Complex, youthful and ever changing wine in the glass. Initial aromas are of a wine that oozes a raw energy cushioned by ripe red berry fruits, soft wood spices and layers of minerality. On the palate dry, layered , youthful and new. Over 48 hours these ideas begin to develop and evolve into a wine that loses its youthful roar and settles into a silky, calm and measured grace (& purr) inviting additional interaction. Youthful tannins reveal some of their mature side, acidity remains strong , the essence of Pinosity is the heartbeat at the core of this example. Lovely lengthy finish. Best drinking from 2021 through 2030.

96 Points

Cameron Douglas