2019 Grasshopper Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir

95 Points Cameron Douglas MS
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More smashing scores! Bob Campbell's average score is basically 95+, a record usually reserved for wines of $60 or more. Grasshopper Rock's outstanding quality is not only about 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!
$39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 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

"Bright, fresh pinot with vibrant black cherry, violet, fresh herb, oyster shell and subtle spicy oak flavours supported by fine, bright tannins that give the wine energy and the flavours a gentle launching pad. Appealing wine that is deliciously accessible now but no rush. 12 MAY 2023." Drink 2023 - 2035

95/100 and "Outstanding" Cameron Douglas MS

"Youthful and engaging bouquet with a fine savoury scent and core of ripe red cherry fruits, some light red raspberry flesh and minerality suggesting crumbled earth and stone. Even better on the palate with a vibrant texture from tannins and acidity and fruit flavours that coat the palate. Complex, dry, lengthy and well made. A wine still developing with primary fruits at the forefront of flavour then layers of oak and toasty wood spice attributes. Best drinking from 2025 through 2035. I tried this wine over 3 days and more than a little impressed with its stability, core attributes and complexity."

5 Stars Michael Cooper

"Hand-harvested from vines planted in 2003, the 2019 vintage (5*) was matured for 10 months in French oak barriques (28 per cent new). Deep, bright ruby, it is a powerful young red, mouthfilling, with concentrated cherry, plum and spice flavours, vibrant and savoury. Best cellared to 2024 onwards, it is likely to be long-lived."

Variety Pinot Noir
Region Central Otago
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2022 - 2035

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



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