News and Reviews

2017 James Halliday Top 100

For the third year in a row James Halliday has named our Riposte ‘The Dagger’ Pinot Noir as one of his top 100 wines of the year and as one of the Top 20 Red Wines Under $25. “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.  There’s considerable depth and complexity to its plum and dark cherry fruit.  A foresty/earthy subtext adds another dimension.  94 Points”

Keep reading →

Matthew Jukes Top 100 Australian Wines 2017-18 (UK)

The 2016 Riposte ‘The Dagger’ Pinot Noir has been named as one of Matthew Jukes Top 100 Australian Wines of 2017-18 with the 2016 ‘The Foil’ Sauvignon Blanc and 2014 ‘The Cutlass’ Shiraz receiving honourable mentions. Matthew has also named Riposte as one of the 40 most consistent and successful Australian producers in the 14 years has has been compiling his annual report.

Keep reading →

2017 James Halliday Wine Companion 5 Red Stars

Riposte has been awarded the much coveted five red stars in James Halliday’s 2017 Wine Companion. As explained in the Companion “Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity.” Although winemaker Tim Knappstein has crafted wines for over 50 years, when commencing Riposte in 2006, he justifiably had to earn his stars a second time. The five red stars rating is even more significant when it is understood that in the 1960’s there were around 300 wineries in Australia. Today there are over 1400 wineries competing for recognition. Even...

Keep reading →

The Foil Sauvignon Blanc

2016 Vintage “James Halliday Wine Companion - Lots happening here: citrus, passionfruit and gooseberry joined with crisp acidity to create a lively and long palate. 93 Points.” Honourable Mention - Matthew Jukes Top 100 Australian Wines of 2017-18 (UK) 2015 Vintage “James Halliday Wine Companion - A fresh, crisp and lively mix of cut grass, gooseberry and tropical/passionfruit flavours, the acidity less strident than that of some of its regional peers. Nice wine. 92 Points.”  Matthew Jukes Top 100 Australian Wines of 2016-17 (UK)

Keep reading →