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Rippon Vineyard Riesling

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Rippon Vineyard Riesling

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Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
This single-vineyard, Lake Wanaka, Central Otago wine is a distinctly cool-climate style, steely, long-lived and penetratingly flavoured. Based on mature vines, the 2010 vintage was fermented with indigenous yeasts and given extended lees-aging. It's an authoritative wine, weighty and intense, with ripe, peachy flavours, tight and controlled, and a minerally, lasting finish. A top vintage, it is full of potential; open 2013+.
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Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
In its youth this Lake Wanaka, Central Otago wine can be restrained, with invigorating acidity, but it can also flourish with bottle-age. The light yellow/green 2003 vintage was harvested in early May, with a touch of noble rot. Lemony and slightly honeyed on the nose, it offers fresh lemon/apple flavours, slightly sweet (10 grams/litre of residual sugar), tight and minerally. It's a distinctly cool-climate style, incisively flavoured and steely.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
In its youth, this Lake Wanaka wine is typically restrained, with invigorating acidity, but it can flourish with bottle-age. The impressive 2001 vintage is finely scented and intensely varietal, with fresh, zingy lemon/lime flavours and a steely, rich finish. The 2002 s tautly structured, crisp and appley, with a dry, steely finish. Austere in its youth, it needs time; open 2005+.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
In its youth, this Lake Wanaka wine is typically restrained, with delicate flavours and invigorating acidity, but it can flourish with bottle-age. The 2000 is a dry style with fresh lemon, lime and green apple flavours, flinty acidity and very good depth. The impressive 2001 vintage is finely scented and intensely varietal, with fresh, zingy lemon/lime flavours and a steely, rich finish.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
In its youth, this Lake Wanaka wine is typically restrained, with delicate flavours and invigorating acidity, but it can flourish with bottle-age. The 2000 is a dry style with fresh lemon, lime and green apple flavours, flinty acidity and very good depth. The impressive 2001 vintage is finely scented and intensely varietal, with fresh, zingy lemon/lime flavours and a steely, rich finish.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
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James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; the bouquet is very tight, showing pure Riesling characters of mineral, toast and herb. The palate is extremely long, intense and striking, with herb and lemon zest flavours running through to the finish.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
In its youth, this rare (and expensive) Lake Wanaka wine can be restrained, with pure, delicate apple/lemon flavours and invigorating acidity. More forward in its appeal, the 1998 is a powerful, mouthfilling dry wine with firm acid spine. Richly scented, with strong, zesty lemon/lime characters, it's a punchy, characterful wine, for drinking now or cellaring.
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
In its youth, this rare (and expensive) Lake Wanaka wine is typically restrained, with pure, delicate apple/lemon flavours and invigorating acidity. The 1995 vintage is fresh and frisky, with good depth of limey, slightly sweet flavour, well-balanced and persistent. The pale '96, likened by the winery to a Mosel, is a slightly austere, steely, full-bodied wine with green apple flavours and a dry, freshly acidic finish. Open 1998 onwards.
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
In its youth, this rare (and expensive) Lake Wanaka wine is typically restrained, with pure, delicate apple/lemon flavours and invigorating acidity. The 1995 vintage is fresh and frisky, with good depth of limey, slightly sweet flavour, well-balanced and persistent. The pale '96, likened by the winery to a Mosel, is a slightly austere, steely, full-bodied wine with green apple flavours and a dry, freshly acidic finish. Open 1998 onwards.
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