Rippon Vineyard

Mature Vine Lake Wanaka Pinot Noir

9.113 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
Otago, South Island, New Zealand
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Brent Mayeaux

Production Burn Cottage Vineyard

9.0

Another good Rippon Pinot. Really develops with air. Drank way better on night 2, so I'd decant if possible.

Deep red fruit/cherry/cranberry, kind of on the savory side. Black tea. Backing spices. A potpourri of florals.

Another good Rippon Pinot. Really develops with air. Drank way better on night 2, so I'd decant if possible.

Deep red fruit/cherry/cranberry, kind of on the savory side. Black tea. Backing spices. A potpourri of florals.

Feb 28th, 2016
Eric Hwang

Cranberry, cherry and leathery aromas with bright red fruits. A bit less extracted than the following year.

Cranberry, cherry and leathery aromas with bright red fruits. A bit less extracted than the following year.

Jan 15th, 2016
Penny Loving

Rippon "Rippon" Pinot Noir 2011. Elegant & attractive.

Rippon "Rippon" Pinot Noir 2011. Elegant & attractive.

Sep 2nd, 2015
Anna Tyack

Nick Mills, Rockstar-vigneron at Rippon, never disappoints

Nick Mills, Rockstar-vigneron at Rippon, never disappoints

Oct 30th, 2014
Erik Sjolund

Sure mature. Brick brownish n a slight lethery note. Still strawberry but witheld n very collected. Nice wine w age - might be even better.

Sure mature. Brick brownish n a slight lethery note. Still strawberry but witheld n very collected. Nice wine w age - might be even better.

Apr 30th, 2020
Erik Sjolund

Interesting complexity that opens up w an hour o time/air. Quite tight, very dry wine w some acidity. Not too much fruit but some structure.

Interesting complexity that opens up w an hour o time/air. Quite tight, very dry wine w some acidity. Not too much fruit but some structure.

Jul 2nd, 2016
Dean Cobussen

Loved it, soft mature and very balanced

Loved it, soft mature and very balanced

Nov 27th, 2015
Will Taylor

Meaty for a Pinot, cherries and violets, dry, complex and moreish.

Meaty for a Pinot, cherries and violets, dry, complex and moreish.

Jun 16th, 2015
Yann Gandolfo

Yann had this 5 years ago

Yann had this 5 years ago

May 5th, 2015
Sylvain Rhainds

Sylvain had this 3 years ago

Sylvain had this 3 years ago

Jun 23rd, 2017