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
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