Prophet's Rock Pinot Noir 2016


James Suckling 96 Points!

Cameron Douglas MS 96 Points!


"A traditional aesthetic - respectful, patient, vineyard-focussed - resonates in our approach, and frees the wine to express the unique tenor of our sites." Prophet's Rock


A Opulent and brooding Pinot Noir from a regarded boutique producer

New Zealand, Central Otago
750mL
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James Suckling 96 Points!

 


"This is very good. The rich and attractive, fresh red cherries and plums sing in the glass. It delivers a very vibrant impression with blood oranges and pomegranate in the mix, too. Smooth tannins carry long and seamless, drenched in ripe red-cherry and pithy pink-grapefruit flavors. Super long and rippling with energetic fruit, this is a beautiful young pinot. Drink or hold."

 


 

- James Suckling


 

Cameron Douglas MS 96 Points!


 

"Immediate and enticing bouquet with layers of dark red berry fruits, plum, baking spice, oak, crushed rocks and complexity. On the palate a focused and detailed Pinot with flavours of toasty oak and brown baking spices, dark berries, plum and old rose. A lengthy finish, complex and filled with Pinosity. Youthful with loads of energy. Decant for service – best drinking from late 2021 through 2027+."


 

- Cameron Douglas, MS


 

"Our flagship Pinot Noir – Sourced from our ‘Home Vineyard’ on a steep, elevated terrace in the Bendigo sub-region. Here, altitude, climate, fascinating soils and meticulous viticulture combine to produce Pinot Noir with stature and concentration. Pinot Noir is the largest part of our production and a complete no-compromise obsession.


 

The foundation of this wine is our focus on delivering low-yielding concentrated fruit that expresses our vineyard. In the winery, we employ traditional old world techniques; the grapes are handled gently and the wines are fermented using only the indigenous yeast from the vineyard. The wines are aged in barrel for 15-18 months before being bottled unfiltered, and are cellared before release.


A traditional aesthetic - respectful, patient, vineyard-focussed - resonates in our approach, and frees the wine to express the unique tenor of our sites. Careful cellaring will reward collectors over 10+ years."


Prophet's Rock