RIPPON 'EMMA'S BLOCK' PINOT NOIR 2016

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James Suckling
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Mike Bennie
SKU
RIPN201612 UCAU
$135.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$135.00 Per item
Estate grown fruit on the shores of Lake Wanaka. Biodynamic, vegan friendly & certified organic, with no additional sulphites. 100% hand-harvested fruit. Emma's block is a specific sheltered site that makes the most focused and long-lived wines.
Estate grown fruit on the shores of Lake Wanaka. Biodynamic, vegan friendly & certified organic, with no additional sulphites. 100% hand-harvested fruit. Emma's block is a specific sheltered site that makes the most focused and long-lived wines.

Scores & Reviews

94 / 100

James Suckling

This shows a very spicy and attractively complex style on the nose with a wealth of dark stones and violets, as well as dark cherries. The palate has a succulent, vibrant and almost crisp feel to the tannins. There’s attractive firmness, but plenty of flesh below. From biodynamically grown grapes. Try from 2022.

96 / 100

Mike Bennie

(2015 vintage) Deep fragrance, so appealing, such a strong, siren song, cherries, sweet earth, truffle, old spice cupboard. The palate is awake, succulent, peaky on just-ripe cherry flavours, white pepper, lively herbal-stemmy character. Unadorned, pure, yet so much going on, tannins, crisp acidity, detail of fruit. Will last long, long in cellar too I suspect. Super expression.