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.
The Sword Name - ‘The Scimitar’ is a wide, curved blade Sabre, derived from the central Asian Turko-Mongolian Sabre of the 13th Century. Commonly used across the Islamic world the Scimitar was a slashing rather than a stabbing blade. The grapes for this wine were grown on the vineyard of Darry and Chris Honey. Located at Watervale, the vineyard is situated on the famed strip of Terra Rossa soil to the east of the town.
This is splendidly styled, showing elegant aromas of Granny Smith apple, lemon zest, lime sorbet and white floral on the nose. It's equally impressive on the palate, delivering excellent focus and tight structure, combined with linear mouthfeel and brilliantly pitched acidity, leading to a wonderfully long, mouth-watering finish. Price: AU$22.00; At its best: 2022 to 2031. Rating: 94 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit
A vibrant, youthful yellow colour. Lime rind and grapefruit ahead of citrus blossom and green, unripe lemon notes. The palate shows far more ripeness, even a tease of texture. It has length without the classic line. Great value. Drink: 2020 to 2028; Price: $24.00; Alcohol: 12%; Rating: 91 Points; Nick Butler; The Real Review
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