2016 Riposte The Sabre Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

2016 Riposte The Sabre Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

Lloyd Heinrich

"A classic Adelaide Hills Pinot. Vibrant and juicy with some herbal savouriness. Good stuff."

Lloyd Heinrich

Sabine Duval

"Silky smooth and lovely fruit intensity. Spice and whole bunch complexity keep it interesting. Lovely wine."

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Lloyd Heinrich

"A classic Adelaide Hills Pinot. Vibrant and juicy with some herbal savouriness. Good stuff."

Lloyd Heinrich

Sabine Duval

"Silky smooth and lovely fruit intensity. Spice and whole bunch complexity keep it interesting. Lovely wine."

Sabine Duval

RRP: $35.00 per bottle
22% OFF
$27.99 per single bottle
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Tim Knappstein (& son) know how to craft a Pinot with depth of flavour, and no surprises that this red comes with a great sense of weight to it. Balancing out fresh raspberry juiciness with a sense of 'this is how Pinot should taste' intensity, this is a very easy Pinot to like (or in this case, love).

Expert Reviews

94 Points - James Halliday - Halliday's Wine CompanionThe bouquet is filled with blossom and spice, the palate moving through cherry and plum with nonchalant ease before balanced, savoury tannins (ex some whole bunches in the ferment) come on stream.'
90 Points - Campbell Mattinson - The Wine FrontDrinkability in spades. Juicy cherry and dried herb notes with flashes of musk and cedarspice. Feels satiny in the mouth for the most part though the finish is a little more rugged. Fruit offset by tang and spice. Nicely done.'
90 Points - Huon Hooke - The Real ReviewMedium to full red to brick-red colour with the merest trace of purple remaining. The bouquet is shy and gently smoky, with forward-developed aromas and a kiss of oak, but it comes into its own in the mouth. The wine has complexity and charm; soft, fine-grained tannins and gentle texture. There is amplitude and generosity of flavour and it is quite complex. An entertaining pinot that already drinks well.'

Tech stuff

13.5
Adelaide Hills
2016
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2028
750ml

How's it taste?

Power with finesse. The 2016 Sabre Pinot Noir layers cuts of dark cherry and forest berries with subtle spice notes on the nose. Rich fruit and floral lift lead to a finale of lingering gossamer tannins with nuances of toasty oak

How was it made?

The grapes for The Sabre are from some of the oldest and best sited Pinot Noir vineyards in the high cool climate Lenswood and Piccadilly sub-regions of the Adelaide Hills. We work with our growers to produce moderate yields of fruit, well exposed to sunlight to maximise colour and ripe flavours. 2016 was another early vintage due to an unusually warm spring, although the ripening period was relatively cool. Picking dates were from 27th February to 10th March.This was a shorter picking window than 2015 although starting two days later. As usual growers were requested to leaf pluck the morning (eastern side) of the Pinot vines soon after fruit set to give the optimum fruit exposure and aid the development of colour, tannins and ripe flavours. Again the newer clones (777, 114 and 115) ripened first, reinforcing our belief that they are best suited to the coolest sites.

Who made it?

Riposte by Tim Knappstein and Son is a wholly family owned and run wine company producing a range of premium wine in the picturesque Adelaide Hills of South Australia. Winemaker and Owner Tim Knappstein has over 50 years experience and is a recognised pioneer of the region. Rated as a 5 Red Star Winery by James Halliday Riposte has an enviable track record of producing outstanding wines.

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