Rippon 'Tinkers Field' Pinot Noir 2015 (Central Otago, New Zealand) "...wild black fruit, wood spice, flint..."
"A sultry, stony and savory expression, offering wild black fruit, beef stock, wet stones, woody spices and a flicker of smoldering, flinty rock. Entrancingly particular now, but there’s much more to come in time. The palate cuts a strong, powerful and contained swathe of mouthwateringly taut tannins. Explosive and directional power on the palate with lustrous, dark fruit that holds deep into the chasm-like finish. From a single-vineyard parcel on a north- facing site that is home to the oldest vines on the property. Drink in 2023."- 99 Points, James Suckling