MAY 30, 2019 By HUON HOOKE In BUYS OF THE WEEK Riposte The Dagger Pinot Noir 2018, Adelaide HillsThis is great value for money. Sweet, ripe cherry and strawberryaromas, straightforward and bright, the charm and deliciousnesstranslating faithfully to the palate. Soft tannins, light body butgood intensity. Very good drink-now pinot at a bargain price. 91/100 RANKED – #1 of 21
Huon Hooke recently reviewed a series of 2018 Pinot Noirs from the Adelaide Hills region. Our 2018 'The Dagger' was awarded 91/100 and came in first place out of the 15 wines reviewed. See the review below... Huon Hooke – Riposte 'The Dagger' Pinot Noir 2018 Score: 91/100 Medium to full red/purple colour, with a sweet cherry and strawberry aroma, fruit-driven and straightforward. The palate is soft and fruit-sweet, charming and deliciously fruity. The tannins are light and soft, the wine very easygoing. A really lovely early-drinking wine, with good...
Adelaide Hills, 94 Points, 5 Stars Offering gorgeous fruit ripeness and elegance, the wine shows dark cherry, raspberry, violet, thyme and subtle spice aromas on the nose, followed by a beautifully weighted palate that is silky and flowing. It is pristine and bright with sophisticated mouthfeel and poise, promising to evolve magnificently. At its best: 2020 to 2026 Reviewed: March 2019
Adelaide Hills, 93 Points, 5 Stars This is fabulously fruited and delicately lifted on the nose showing fresh pear, lemon peel and jasmine aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that is finely textured and tightly structured by bright acidity. Restrained, elegant and refined, delivering excellent fruit purity as well as textural mouthfeel. At its best: now to 2024 Reviewed: March 2019