Riposte En Garde Pinot Noir 2023


From the Adelaide Hills, this is the team’s flagship Pinot Noir, from a very fine vintage. Still very youthful and deep crimson in colour, this does offer some stemmy notes on the nose, possibly indicating the use of a percentage of whole bunches in the winemaking. Notes of red apples, mushrooms and warm earth with hints of sour cherries emerging on the palate plus attractive spicy notes. There is notable complexity here, despite its youth too. Finally, a silky finish which shows some serious persistence. Enjoy over the next six to eight years.