Riposte `The Rapier` Traminer 2009 (12 x 750mL), Adelaide Hills, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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$214.80 per case
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Overview

The Rapier scythes across the palate balancing lifted floral fruit with a finish of piercing acidity. A stunning drink on release that can benefit from being locked in the armoury for up to five years.

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Pale straw-green; has all the hallmarks of gewurztraminer, albeit with a degree of subtlety; rose petal, lychee, spice and citrus rind; very well made. Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JUN/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Fresh rosewater and slices of ginger parry subtly with undertones of lychee and blossom.

Palate

The Rapier scythes across the palate balancing lifted floral fruit with a finish of piercing acidity. A stunning drink on release that can benefit from being locked in the armoury for up to five years. A perfect ally to fresh spicy Asian dishes with chilli and ginger.

The Label

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 Rapier’ is a long narrow two edge mid-weight sword used in fencing.

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Gewurztraminer
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks when the old dog in question is Tim Knappstein. With 40 years of winemaking and more than 500 wine show awards under his belt, Tim started yet another new wine life with Riposte, a subtle response to the various vicissitudes he has suffered in recent years. While having no continuing financial interest in Lenswood Vineyards,established many years ago,Tim is able to source grapes from it and also makes selections from other prime sites in surrounding areas. Exports to the UK, Canada, Holland, Singapore, Malaysia and China. James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion

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