Rippon Riesling Mature Vines 2018

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James Suckling
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Mike Bennie
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Decanter
SKU
RRMV201810 UCAU
$50.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$50.00 Per item
Dispatch in approx. 2 Weeks
A warm & productive summer put plenty of flesh on this wine. The fruit is issued from Rippon’s mature vines, whose root hairs have invaded the schist rock below. Lurking towards the end of the first mouthful is substantial phenolic power and it soon starts to take charge of the wine… and give it its sense of place
A warm & productive summer put plenty of flesh on this wine. The fruit is issued from Rippon’s mature vines, whose root hairs have invaded the schist rock below. Lurking towards the end of the first mouthful is substantial phenolic power and it soon starts to take charge of the wine… and give it its sense of place

Scores & Reviews

96 / 100

James Suckling

"A warmer season has delivered much in the way of texture and flavor here. The concentration is really striking. Very fragrant with mouthwatering aromas of fresh and ripe lemons, light pastry-like, savory nuances and impressive, stony, flinty notes. The palate has a smooth, sleek and succulent feel. The weight and freshness here is staggering. Refined, long and piercing, the lemon and grapefruit flavors carry so fresh. From biodynamically grown grapes."

96 / 100

Mike Bennie

"Magnificent wine, so complex, so intense, so fresh though and so much general sense of energy. Pulses across the palate with layers of nutty-saline notes, fruit, savoury, minerally, secondary, floral characters and finishes in a mouth-staining character and fine tannins to boot. You drink it and you know you are drinking greatness. Epic wine. So delicious."

89 / 100

Decanter

"Low-toned for a Riesling, with aromas of baked lemon and tropical fruit more prominent above light petrol notes, though there’s a complexity here that’s enlivened by a touch of white smoke mineral. On the palate it’s nicely rounded too, revealing pleasantly peachy citrus fruit and tropical touches with a dash of mandarin on the finish. A highly drinkable, fruit-focused style that would work well on its own as an aperitif, or with hard cheeses or sheep’s cheese as a palate-lifter at the end of a meal."