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
94/100 Huon Hooke
"Medium-depth brick-red colour with a good ruby centre. The bouquet is showing mellow age to the point of savouriness, with a lot of dried herb, wild thyme, earthy, terrestrial nuances. The palate is full-bodied and rounded, again showing appropriate, if slightly forward, savoury development and endowed with secondary characteristics rather than primary fruit. The tannins are obvious, dry and powdery but not tough or aggressive. There is a little alcohol heat in the aftertaste together with lingering grip. Very good. (1, 272 bottles released.) 25 JAN 2019." Drink 2019 - 2027
97/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (2013 vintage)
"Exhibiting glorious maturity and complexity, this late-release pinot from their Home Vineyard shows dark berry, roast meat, truffle, and toasted hazelnut aromas on the nose. The palate is full, plush and velvety with outstanding depth and layers of gorgeous flavours, wonderfully supported by fine, firm tannins. Symphonic, dramatic and mesmerising. At its best: now to 2023. $140.00. www.prophetsrock.co.nz. Feb 2018."
95/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski (2013 vintage)
"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."
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