The dictionary definition of ‘Riposte’ (pronounced rip-posst) is comeback, reply, retort, or in the context of the sport of fencing a quick counter stroke. After over a decade of confusion about his name ‘Riposte’ was chosen as an appropriate name for a ‘comeback label’ by Tim Knappstein.
Lush dark berry fruit with striking floral edges combine on the nose of the Dagger Pinot Noir to create a fresh yet complex attack on the senses. Lifted rich fruit and spice parry along the palate to a finish of fine-grained tannin and bright acidity. The Dagger has been honed to create a vibrant, rich, earlier drinking wine displaying all of the hallmark aromas flavours and texture of Pinot Noir. Drink young while the edge is keen. The grapes for ‘The Dagger’ are from Charleston and Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills.
It's delightfully fruited and inviting on the nose showing red cherry, ripe strawberry, almond and fragrant spice aromas, followed by a juicy palate that's beautifully flowing and silky. The wine is elegantly framed by polished tannins, finishing long and very appealing. At its best: now to 2025. Price: $22.00; Rating: 93 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit
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