Must-Have Wine - Red Wine of the Lunar …

Admittedly my predilection for pinot noir is perhaps a prejudice in my choice of 'Red Wine of the Year' and this sneak preview of my annual retrospective of wine highlights, the Year of the Dragon - 2012. However, the irrefutable fact is, Rippon Mature Vines Pinot Noir 2009 was the most profoundly complex, texturally sensual and incredibly drinkable wine I encountered all year; a wine of extraordinary charm and approachability even it its youth. And I will go further and declare it is the most impressive current release New World pinot noir I have ever had - period.

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