Established in 1999, Prophet’s Rock has become one of New Zealand’s most consistent boutique producers. The name comes from Central Otago’s goldmining pioneers (a physical landmark on a local claim), and the winery has retained an intensely local focus on its original vineyards and terroir - and the varieties that thrive there. Longtime winemaker Paul Pujol carried this ethic back from early work with legendary producers in France, especially in Burgundy, and with Maison Kuentz-Bas in Alsace. Prophet’s Rock maintain deep values of sustainable vineyard management as well as a very European sensibility, allowing wines to express each vintage. While capturing beautiful varietal expression, they pursue in each wine the less obvious - but more satisfying and food orientated - virtues of vinous texture, balance, complexity, and length. In doing so they can achieve an understated depth, harmony, and sometimes extreme age-worthiness that is highly unusual in New Zealand. Their home block is on an elevated site in Bendigo, with the ‘second’ vineyard Rocky Point in Southern Bendigo, on a steep site above lake Dunstan.
What The Critics Say
95/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski
"Released five years after the vintage, there are 736 bottles of the 2013 Retrospect Pinot Noir, which comes from a single parcel of clone 5 (Pommard). It's deep, dark and chocolaty, rich and dense with concentrated black cherry fruit. It's medium to full-bodied, with a velvety mouthfeel and a long, potent finish."
95/100 Bob Campbell (2012 vintage)
"Flagship wine made from a tiny selection of the best grapes from their Bendigo vineyard. 100% destemmed. Plump, seamless pinot noir with cherry, spice and floral flavours plus a seasoning of French oak. Able to be appreciated now but with a structure of fine tannins that suggests ageing potential."
5 Stars Michael Cooper
"The 2013 vintage of this Central Otago Pinot Noir (5*) is rare - only 61 cases were produced. Designed to be released as a five year-old, it is an estate-grown blend of three top barrels, oak-aged for 17 months. Still youthful, it is mouthfilling, rich and savoury, with deep cherry, plum, spice and liquorice flavours, showing excellent complexity. Combining power and elegance, with a lasting finish, it should be at its best 2020+."
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