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Riposte Pinot Noir – Vertical Tasting Review* by Lester Jesberg of Winewise

Riposte Pinot Noir – Vertical Tasting Review* by Lester Jesberg of Winewise

*This vertical tasting includes museum release and pre-release vintages not available for sale commercially. Current vintages available for sale are: 2016 Sabre Pinot Noir and 2016 Reserve Pinot Noir. Tim Knappstein’s care in sourcing fruit has led to pinot noirs that rank with the very best from the region. This tasting clearly demonstrates that Riposte Pinot Noir, from the better vintages, ages gracefully, which makes them outstanding value for money. The 2016 Reserve stands comparison with Australia’s best, making it a good buy at the $80.00 price tag.Tim Knappstein began...

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'The Sabre' Pinot Noir 2016 – Wine Selectors Pick of the Pack

'The Sabre' Pinot Noir 2016 – Wine Selectors Pick of the Pack

'The Sabre' Pinot Noir 2016 was judged 'Pick of the Pack' in two recent Wine Selectors Winemakers' Release packs, Tim was also interviewed about his approach to wine making... The Interview Q What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given when it comes to winemaking? A What determines the quality of a wine is not the barrels of wine that you put in a blend, but the ones you leave out. In other words, be ruthless when you select for quality. Don’t include lesser wines just for the...

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Campbell Mattinson Review

Riposte The Sabre Pinot Noir 2016 Posted on 29 November 2018.  Riposte’s The Sabre Pinot Noir has been a pretty happy hunting ground over the years. Drinkability 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. Rated : 90 Points

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