A wine to commemorate Tim Knappstein's 60th vintage. The complete package here, immediately appealing and bright. Wrapped in perfectly ripe cherry fruits, bramble, plum, violet and dried herbs. Beautifully detailed, assisted by integrated oak, crunchy acid bite and leafy, savoury tannins.Impressive depth. Reviewed by: Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion – Published 19 April 2022
Riposte The Cutlass Single Vineyard Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2019 95 pointsDrink to 2027, screwcap, 13.5% alc Adelaide Hills and Shiraz are having a public love affair, exemplified by this brightly flavoured pepper and spice cherry fruits, on a very complex palate that’s just within medium-bodied bounds. Its 50% whole bunch fermentation adds fine, savoury tannins to the long finish.
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”
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...