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Riposte 'The Dagger' Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2016

Customer Score: 100/100

A Tim Knappstein red wine

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*94pts - James Halliday - The Wine Companion*

*5 Star Winery - James Halliday, The Wine Companion*

*Included in Matthew Jukes' Best 100 Australian Wines of 2017-18*


"It's never too late to teach an old dog new tricks when the old dog in question is Tim Knappstein. With 50+ years of winemaking and more than 500 wine show awards under his belt, Tim started yet another new wine life in 2006 with Riposte, a subtle response to the various vicissitudes he has suffered over the years. The prices for almost all the wines are astonishingly low." - James Halliday


The dictionary definition of ‘Riposte’ (pronounced rip-posst) is comeback, reply, retort, or in the context of the sport of fencing a quick counter stroke. After over a decade of confusion about his name ‘Riposte’ was chosen as an appropriate name for a ‘comeback label’ by Tim Knappstein. ‘The Dagger’ Pinot Noir is fruity and aims for a lighter styles with fresh berry notes and hints of spice. Red cherry, blueberry, hints of blackcurrant and floral notes on the palate lead to an smooth finish with soft velvety tannins. Delicious and made to drink now but can age for another 2-4 years. Enjoy on it's own or paired with lighter meat dishes.

 

"Light, but bright crimson hue; a surprise packet, until the memory of prior vintages clicks in. This has an indecent amount of complex varietal fruits; cherry and plum fruit engage in a duel to establish primacy, the referee coming in with spicy/savoury tannins to give context to the duel - which ultimately remains unresolved." 94 points - James Halliday - The Wine Companion

 

"This 2016 The Dagger is a lot feistier than the fruit-driven 2015 vintage, which I also liked very much indeed. In 2016, this wine has even more lifted cherry fruit and a little more activity on the finish and this means that it keeps you on your toes while the flavours pinball around your palate. Black cherries are the main theme here but it is the Italianate acidity and length that makes me think of Dolchetto more than I do Pinot and for that reason I love it even more!" - Matthew Jukes' Best 100 Australian Wines of 2017-18

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Country Australia
Region Adelaide Hills
Grape Pinot Noir
Volume 75cl
Style Bright and Fruity
ABV 14.0%
  • 94James Suckling
  • 100 Slurper Rating

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