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2014 Prophet's Rock Pinot Noir

2014 Prophet's Rock Pinot Noir

93 Points Cameron Douglas
2014 Prophet's Rock Pinot Noir
93 Points Cameron Douglas

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One of New Zealand's finest if most understated Pinot Noir wines. Bright, plump fruit has floral and mineral nuance but none of the jammy richness that weighs down some Central wines. Artisanship and first hand knowledge of Burgundy technique balances Otago's alpine, charming fruit expression with proper structure, restraint and sophistication. Drink now or lay it down.

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$57.99 in mixed 6+ or $64.99 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

93/100 Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier

"An elegant and charming bouquet of light savoury moments, wild flowers and red berry fruits, a layer of newer oak and related wood spices add depth and complexity. On the palate – fleshy, dry, fruity and tense with youthful yet fine and silky tannins, medium+ acidity and layers of wood spice and brown toasty spice especially vanilla and clove. Lengthy finish, balanced and well made."

92/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski

"I always find the Prophet's Rock Pinot Noirs to be a bit reticent on the nose, and the 2014 Home Vineyard Pinot Noir is no exception. Give it some time in the glass, decanter or (better yet) the cellar, and it will blossom. From the Bendigo subregion, this is a medium to full-bodied, black-fruited wine, loaded with cherry and plum, with subtleties waiting to emerge in time. Seventeen months in French oak (35%) new, has provided a fine, glossy veneer, but the fruit easily outshines the wood, lingering elegantly on the finish." Drink 2020 - 2028

5 Stars Michael Cooper

"This consistently rewarding red is estate-grown at a high-altitude site at Bendigo, in the Cromwell Basin. Barrel-aged for 17 months (35 per cent new oak) and bottled unfiltered, the classy 2014 vintage (5*) has full, fairly youthful colour. Mouthfilling, it is notably savoury and complex, with ripe plum, spice and nut flavours, concentrated, silky-textured and sustained. Already drinking well, it's well worth cellaring to 2019+." Drink 2017 - 2028

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Central Otago

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2028

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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