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2013 Prophets Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir (Library Release)

2013 Prophets Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir (Library Release)

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95 Points Bob Campbell MW
2013 Prophets Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir (Library Release)
95 Points Bob Campbell MW

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Stonking deal on this one-off library release of a "superb" back vintage of Prophet's Rock. This is one of New Zealand's finest if most understated Pinot Noir wines, in which dark-red fruits retain a floral-savoury nuance and an elegant mineral core. Built to age and now reaching its prime, Prophet's artisanship and first hand knowledge of Burgundy technique to make this a serious food Pinot -- and a stunning deal at this last-chance price.

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Elsewhere up to $61.99 Save $12 $49.99 in mixed 6+ or $55.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Pinot Noir

Its Origins

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 Bob Campbell MW

"Quiet a dense and perfumed Pinot Noir though slightly less so than the previous vintage. Velvet textured and vibrant wine, with an appealing mix of ripe red fruits and subtle spices. Should age well 18 MAY 2015." Drink 2015 - 2023

95/100 Jamie Goode

"There's much less extraction this year, a new direction Paul Pujol is taking. Beautifully aromatic, this is savoury and textural with spice and minerals, as well as nice red cherry fruit. Good acidity with some raspberry freshness. Nice concentration and grip, yet also silky and fine: This is superb."

95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"Beautifully styled as always, the lifted bouquet shows dark berry, savoury mushroom, cured meat and clove notes. It is intense and concentrated on the palate with excellent fruit ripeness and silky texture, brilliantly structured by bright acidity and fine, delicately drying tannins. Poise, elegance, complexity and power, all in one. At its best: now to 2023. $60.00. www.prophetsrock.co.nz. March 2016." Drink 2016 - 2023

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Central Otago

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2016 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with DUCK
with LAMB
with PORK

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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