Riposte The Dagger Pinot Noir 2017 (12 x 750mL), Adelaide Hills, SA.

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$19.99 per Bottle
$239.88 per case
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The grapes for the 2018 Dagger Pinot Noir are from two carefully selected vineyard sites at Charleston and Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills.

As usual growers were requested to leaf pluck the morning (eastern side) of the Pinot vines soon after fruit set to give the optimum fruit exposure and aid the development of colour, tannins and ripe flavours.

SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
South Australia

Expert Reviews

A savoury, food friendly Pinot Noir from Tim Knappstein, likely to be very familiar to Aussie wine lovers. After all, he’s made wine for over 50 years and has won more than 500 wine awards. Today, along with his son, he runs Five Red Star Riposte in the Adelaide Hills and as Halliday writes “prices for almost all the wines are astonishingly low” . The lovely savoury, earthy, gamey Pinot Noir is a case in point. “Full colour. The dagger has only just been drawn as at September ’17, but will underwrite the development of a wine that has much to offer. It has considerable depth and complexity to its plum and dark cherry fruit. A foresty/earthy subtext adds another dimension... 94 points - James Halliday

Winery Tasting Notes

Floral edges with cuts of bright red berries combine on the nose of the 2018

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.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal - Adelaide Hills Wine Show

SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
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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