Rippon Riesling Mature Vines 2019

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Mike Bennie
SKU
RIRI201911 UCAU
$55.00 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$55.00 Per item
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

94 / 100

Mike Bennie

A cool, reserved year where the season stretched and drove acidity and tension into wines very naturally. That being said, the vines were near bare when this was picked, such was the strain of the ripening period and general lack of warmth through growing. Lively, juicy, vigorous and super fresh riesling. A bite into a ripe apple, a slosh of honeysuckle water, sweetish lime juice, chalky minerality and the faintest kiss of almond nuttiness in the mix with a fine, sherbetty and frisky finish. Oh geez, this is just So Damn Delicious. One of those wines that feels so nice to have in the mouth. Light on its feet, crispness, pretty fruitiness and thirst-quenching nature writ large. Blast off.