NZピノでも評論家の評価が高いリッポン ピノ・ノワール 2004を飲んでみました。Wine Advocate誌(レビュアはNeal Martin)では95点がついています。


ちなみに,Neal Martinのレビューは
It is graced with a beautiful, sophisticated nose with light red cherries, rose petals and even a touch of musk. A caressing mouthfeel and with an effortless quality to it, this is a serious Pinot Noir that rekindled memories of those glorious Burgundy 2005’s!

The 2005 Pinot Noir has a distinctive charcoal-tinged nose, the palate showing more concentration and weight than the 2004, the finish muted and more introverted.

The stunning 2006 Pinot Noir is a realization of everything I suspect Rolfe dreamt of when planting the first vines in the early 1980’s. Using 20% whole clusters and matured for 18 months in 30% new French oak, this wine is distinguished by its spine-tingling tension and tautness on the palate. Its ethereal balance and intensity of fruit suggest this could easily age over 10+ years.