2017 Cuvée Aux Antipodes

2017 Cuvée Aux Antipodes

by Huon Hooke

98/100

Deep red colour with a strong purple tint. The bouquet is fresh and vibrant and loaded with dark fruit aromas, cherry uppermost, spices and dried herb touches. Oak is apparent early but recedes into balance with exposure to the air. The palate opens with powerful flavour and marked acidity. A concentrated, powerful and beautifully poised wine with energy and vitality, intensity and complexity, great pinosity and drive, with ample tannins backing the flavour but not tough or aggressive as Bendigo tannins can be. The aftertaste is very persistent and harmonious.
This is a great wine. I would place it alongside any Burgundy grand cru.
Very, very impressive! (295 cases made.) 25 JAN 2019
Drink: 2019–2034
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Instagram post 17856744677067007 Thank you @provinumvinhandel for the great clip! 
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These two wonderful people share their passion for Central Otago. A 20 minute interview with inspiring @paulpujol by the fantastic @madsmw. If you have any preconceptions about New Zealand-Pinot Noir it’s time to let them go. 360 bottles of Home Vineyard will be launched at Systembolaget tomorrow. Don’t be late! .
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#centralotago #pinotnoir #prophetsrock #bendigo #nzwine #paulpujol #winemaker #masterofwine #interview
Instagram post 18115980886122183 When the storm clouds roll in over the vineyard #moody .
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#prophetsrock #prophetsrockvineyard #vineyard #vineyardlife #bendigo #centralotago #nzwine #weather #weatherphotography #pruning #pruningseason
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Playing catch up on a few great wines 🥂 I had this @prophetsrock Cuveé Aux Antipodes Blanc the other week, all class - still thinking about it👌🏻 Double decanted at the request of @paulpujol a great tip for serious Chardonnay.  I had tasted a rudimentary blend from barrel pre-release and I was blown away. To my sheer joy it was the same wine in the bottle (Unfined? Unfiltered?) 👏🏻 People prattle on about wines being Burgundian (I prattle on about wines being Burgundian) THIS is Burgundian, all that lovely minerality and texture as well as flinty-creamy white peach tannins and aromatics you can interrogate for hours.  A full spectrum of white flowers, distant oak and baked apples and pears 🥧 Love the two old vines on the label too.  Looking forward to Paul & François’ love for the great white grape growing intertwined over the years .
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#prophetsrock #cuveeauxantipodes #cuvéeauxantipodesblanc #centralotago #chardonnay #nzwine #chardonnayallday #francoismillet