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Huon Hooke – 'The Dagger' 2018 Review

  • By Riposte Wines

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...

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Sam Kim (Wine Orbit) – The Dagger Pinot Noir 2018

  • By Riposte Wines

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

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Matthew Jukes – 'A sleek beauty from the Adelaide Hills'

  • By Dale Knappstein

The Dagger Pinot Noir 2017, Adelaide Hills, South Australiaby Tim Knappstein and Son It is safe to say that Tim Knappstein is a legend in the Australian wine scene. He has worked in the business since 1966 and has totted up more than 500 wine-show awards, including 120 gold medals and 24 trophies. Having worked at the famous Clare Valley winery, Leasingham, in 1976 he started his own wine company, Tim Knappstein Wines. A true pioneer, in 1981 Tim was the first to plant a vineyard in the Lenswood area...

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The Dagger Pinot Noir

  • By Dale Knappstein

2017 Vintage “James Halliday Wine Companion - Full colour. The dagger has only just been drawn as at September '17, but will underwrite the development of a wine that has much to offer. It has considerable depth and complexity to its plum and dark cherry fruit. A foresty/earthy subtext adds another dimension. 94 Points”James Halliday – Top 100 Wines of 2017 2016 Vintage “James Halliday Wine Companion - Light, but bright crimson hue; a surprise packet, until the memory of prior vintages clicks in. This has an indecent amount of...

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