Rockburn Pinot Noir 2016

"Another Winner From Rockburn." - Bob Campbell MW


Bob Campbell MW 95 Points!

Raymond Chan 18.5/20 Points!

Tony Love 4.5 Points!

New Zealand, Central Otago
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Raymond Chan 18.5/20 Points! Five Stars!



"Rockburn is one of Central Otago’s most consistent top-quality wine producers. Pinot Noir has always been the focussed variety, and the ‘Estate’ bottling, made from a blend of districts, has proven to be a top award winner over many vintages. It is a classical Central Otago style.


The nose is elegant in proportion with intense and penetrating aromas of dark-red cherry and raspberry fruit, along with plum notes, dark-red florals and hints of liquorice. Dark herbal elements are harmoniously interwoven adding interest. This has focus and clarity. Medium-full bodied, the palate has richly sweet and vibrant fruit flavours of cherry and raspberry fruit, entwined with plum, liquorice and dark herb notes, along with fragrant red florals. The fruit forms a deep core with soft, supple tannin structure and integrated acidity in support. The juicy and up-front flavours carry with good drive to a long and sustained finish. This is a well-proportioned and concentrated, sweetly rich Pinot Noir with cherry, raspberry, plum and liquorice notes on a finely structured palate. Match with lamb, beef and venison dishes over the next 6-7+ years. Clones 10/5, 5, 6, Abel, 667 and 777, 86% of the fruit from Parkburn, 14% from Gibbston, fermented with on average 12% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine on skins 7-14 days post ferment and aged 10 months in 35% new French oak. 7,000 dozen and 300 magnums made."


- Raymond Chan




Bob Campbell MW 95 Points!


"Fruit-focused pinot noir with plump plum and ripe dark cherry flavours, together with mixed spice and a hint of floral characters. A silken-textured wine in a very appealing and accessible style. Another winner from Rockburn."


- Bob Campbell MW




Michael Cooper 4.5 Stars!


"The 2016 vintage is full-coloured and fragrant, with mouthfilling body and generous, vibrant cherry, plum and spice flavours, ripe and rounded. Delicious from the start."


Michael Cooper