2011 Rippon Mature Vines Pinot Noir
Central Otago, New Zealand
$44.99 as part of a mixed case.
"Fine and focused layers of dark red fruit, cherries, and forest flowers with a volumptuous texture and gentle tannins."
"93+ pts ... Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2011 Pinot Noir has an enticing nose of blackberries, red currants and black raspberries with touches of orange zest, cinnamon stick and black earth, plus a whiff of dried mint. Medium-bodied with great balance on the palate even at this youthful stage, it delivers stacks of fruit layers and a medium to firm backbone of grainy tannins that is fused with refreshing acidity right through to a long finish. Drink it now to 2020+."
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