RIPPON 'TINKER'S FIELD' PINOT NOIR 2016

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James Suckling
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Mike Bennie
  • Organic and Biodynamic
SKU
RIPN201613 UCAU
$154.99 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$154.99 Per item
Estate grown fruit on the shores of Lake Wanaka. Biodynamic, vegan friendly & certified organic, with no additional sulphites. 100% hand-harvested fruit. Tinker's Field is named after Nick's grandfather, and is the most exposed and warm site.
Estate grown fruit on the shores of Lake Wanaka. Biodynamic, vegan friendly & certified organic, with no additional sulphites. 100% hand-harvested fruit. Tinker's Field is named after Nick's grandfather, and is the most exposed and warm site.

Scores & Reviews

98 / 100

James Suckling

This is a fascinatingly complex pinot with an aura of harmony from the very first whiff. Blueberries, violets, blue roses, freshly kneaded pastry, dark cherries, fragrant woody spices and wet schist-like, stony notes with more to come in time. The succulent, fresh and juicy tannins are so enlivening, so detailed and so full of energy. Superb, smooth, cherry-flavoured fruit unfurls with majestic, articulate and commanding style. This is enlivening pinot noir at its very finest; it’s a profound expression of place, legacy and commitment to every aspect of producing great wine. From biodynamically grown grapes. Try from 2024.

97 / 100

Mike Bennie

(2015 vintage) Sublime pinot noir of seamless flow yet unique personality, hemmed with a swathe of lacy tannins, brought to life on perky, amaro-like acidity, deep in just-ripe fruit flavour, incredibly long and satisfying with an almost nourishing feel. Reel that back and you’ve got loads of perfume, fine flavour, structure for days. Texture is so outstanding, reserve of fruit compelling. Sensational.