2017 RIKARD Black Label Pinot Noir


Black Label Pinot Noir clones are chosen to create a powerful wine with a darker fruit spectrum and fuller bodied mid palate than the 2017 Pinot Noir. Only the best barrels and the best parcels of fruit in the best years are selected for this wine. It is a wine that is made to touch every taste bud and fill every corner of the mouth. A brute and a gentleman in one.

11 in stock


On the nose is an interplay between dark sour cherry, cloves, spice, chocolate and mulberries. The fruit on the palate is the same. It also has a mouth-coating richness and a degree of viscosity on the palate, lightened by its persistent acid line and some whole-bunch tannin structure. The finish is full and long.


“This brings red fruit flavours onto the front of the stage; the backdrop a feast of cherry, pomegranate, spice and cedary oak. It’s finely structured and balanced, and the finish is endless. It’s a case of watch this (Rikard) space.”

96 points – James Halliday