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
Adelaide Hills, 93 Points, 5 Stars Delightfully elegant and bright, the inviting bouquet shows sweet cherry, thyme, almond and subtle mushroom aromas, leading to a finely textured palate delivering pristine fruit flavours together with silky mouthfeel and polished tannins. At its best: now to 2025 Reviewed: October 2020
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...