2018 Grasshopper Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir

95 Points Bob Campbell MW
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Yet another smashing score! Over 13 vintages,95+ is basically Bob Campbell's average score — a record usually reserved for wines of $60+. Grasshopper Rock's outstanding quality is not only about it's boutique focus and expert wine-making (by ex-Peregrine winemaker Pete Bartle). It is also about their beautifully managed Earnscleugh vineyard, from which all the best fruit goes into this super-value label. Loaded with gongs and accolades, what matters is that it's delicious!
$36.99 in mixed 6+ or $41.99 per bottle


Pinot Noir

Its Origins

Grasshopper Rock is one of the world’s southern most vineyards, established in 2003 and dedicated exclusively to pinot noir. The vineyard is situated on Earnscleugh Road, across the Clutha River from Alexandra. The site enjoys high sunshine hours by day and very cool temperatures by night and is sufficiently harsh and difficult to make the vines work their hardest. With extremes of heat and cold comes the risk of spring and autumn frosts, providing a demanding but rewarding environment for the production of premium pinot noir.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Hottest vintage on record has produced a fruity and accessible pinot noir with ripe cherry, plum and raspberry flavours laced with spice and supported by French oak. Soft, fruity acidity provides a welcome backbone. Lovely purity and energy. Should age well 27/6/2020." Drink 2019 - 2027

96/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2017 vintage)

"A complex and intriguing bouquet of Pinot Noir with suggestions of ripe red berry fruits, layers of wood spice and dried herbs, a dark rose and lavender combination, a deep seated earthy quality and most importantly Pinosity and charm. Delicious on the palate with textures and fruit flavours forming synergies and power balancing the youthful grip of chalky tannins and acidity. Long finish, a lovely wine. Decant for service with best drinking from today and through 2025."

Variety Pinot Noir
Region Central Otago
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.00%
Maturity 2019 - 2027

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



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