2018 Reviews from James Suckling.com

2018 Reviews from James Suckling.com

Monday, October 15, 2018

 

Also from 2015, Prophet’s Rock has debuted a new wine of some note. The Prophet’s Rock Pinot Noir Cuvée Aux Antipodes 2015 is a collaborative project with esteemed Burgundian winemaker François Millet and adds yet another layer of respected outsider influence to the Central Otago pinot noir landscape.

 

The fine, yet stoic and savory style of this debut 2015 vintage is certainly characteristic of Millet’s touch as seen in the wines he makes at Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé in Chambolle-Musigny. The follow-up 2016 release is also reviewed here, and it really impressed with its graceful, seamless and fluid style.

 

Notes & rating:

 

1. Prophet’s Rock Pinot Noir Central Otago Cuvée Aux Antipodes 2016  – Score 96

 

New Zealand, Central Otago, Vintage 2016

This is a collaborative project wine between Paul Pujol and Burgundian winemaker, François Millet. There’s a very attractive, fresh array of wild flowers, light herbs and pristine red-cherry and plum aromas. The palate has a seamless build of ripe-cherry flavor and fine, long tannins. Superb. Drink or hold.

 

2. Prophet’s Rock Pinot Noir Central Otago Home Vineyard 2016  –  Score 96

 

New Zealand, Central Otago, Vintage 2016

This is very good. The rich and attractive, fresh red cherries and plums sing in the glass. It delivers a very vibrant impression with blood oranges and pomegranate in the mix, too. Smooth tannins carry long and seamless, drenched in ripe red-cherry and pithy pink-grapefruit flavors. Super long and rippling with energetic fruit, this is a beautiful young pinot. Drink or hold.

 

3. Prophet’s Rock Pinot Noir Central Otago Retrospect 2013 – Score 96

 

New Zealand, Central Otago, 2013

The pinnacle of pinot at this estate, this has an impressive, seamless and fresh feel with deep-set spices and ripe red-cherry aromas. Gently sappy notes, too. The palate has a deep core of fruit, yet is savory, long and succulently juicy. Powerful yet elegant poise. Drink or hold.

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Instagram post 17861160022637922 Our Cuvée aux Antipodes Pinot Noir 2017 received rave reviews and we’re looking forward to showing you the 2018! Two weeks until the big reveal at the Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration🍷
#prophetsrock #pinotnoir #cuvéeauxantipodes #2017vintage #bendigo #singlevineyard #centralotago #2018release #pinotcelebration2020 #nzwine #exciting
Instagram post 17850107191782036 Our Infusion Pinot Noir is the perfect chilled red for summer. Curious to taste it for yourself? Head to our website for purchasing information🍷 
Thank you @perfumeontheviolet for the Instagram love! shared with @get_repost
・・・
Laid back holiday day, best summer wine invented @prophetsrock
#prophetsrock #infusion #pinotnoir #bendigo #centralotago #centralotagowine #nzwine #summerred #chilledred
Instagram post 17866188343597804 How did you celebrate the beginning of 2020? Mo and Les from @aperokrd did it in style 💕
Shared with @get_repost
・・・
...and so New Years evening begins. @paulpujol @prophetsrock we are drinking your wine here. The apero is the legendary Vin de Paille with fois gras...delicious
#prophetsrock #notoriousvdp #winelover #vindepaille #nzwine #bendigo #centralotago #wine #wineandfood
Instagram post 18120382042028459 It’s not easy to get Team Prophet’s Rock all in one place, but Christmas is about bringing people together and celebrating! We hope you had a fantastic Christmas and wish you a superb and safe New Years Eve🍷
#prophetsrock #bendigo #centralotago #theteam #winery #vineyard #office #sales #christmasdinner #merrychristmas #happynewyear #team #nzwine #winelife
Instagram post 18085562788091349 Best Christmas present ever! Limited release 2012 magnums available now only to our wine club members, only a few left! Not a wine club member? Our 2014 vintage is available on our website, the perfect way to say I Love You this Christmas🍷
#prophetsrock #homevineyard #pinotnoir #bendigo #centralotago #magnums #largeformat #veryspecial #christmasgifts #sayitwithwine #christmasiscoming #winetime #festiveseason
Instagram post 17943700474308877 Christmas is the best time for breaking out an older vintage, you can share it with the ones you love, or not🍷
#prophetsrock #homevineyard #pinotnoir #bendigo #centralotago #2015vintage #cellar #nzwine #drinkingbeautifully #primaryfruit #toastedoak #tertiarycharacters #delicious #imnotsharing #sogood #christmaswine
Instagram post 17884050760457412 Rosehip flowering on the Rocky Point vineyard. 
#prophetsrock #bendigo #centralotago #nzwine #rosehip #sopretty #thatview #thatviewtho #vineyard #vineyardvines #summerishere #winelife #vineyardlife