Angie’s Tasting Notes – Jan 19


Happy New Year!

We hope you had an amazing Christmas and New Year break, enjoying time with friends and family, the brilliant sunshine and of course a bottle or two of delicious wine.

2019 is looking to be as exciting as our wines! The Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration is about to commence, we just have released our new vintage Home Vineyard Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris into the market and the good news is, everyone loves them and of course the 2019 vintage will be here before we know it!

You’ll find the 2015 Home Vineyard is perfect for drinking now, but you have some to pop in the cellar too and I’m sure your last bottle of the 2017 Pinot Gris has disappeared (it has a tendency to do that) so we have popped more of it in this shipment for you.

Summer is here! Eat, Drink, Enjoy.


3 x Prophet’s Rock Home Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

We are starting the year with a new vintage! The 2015 has everything you have come to expect from our Home Vineyard Pinot Noir, red fruit flavours of cherry and raspberry with hints of darker blackberry, wonderful structure ensuring the wine is food friendly and a finish that lingers long after the wine is gone.


1 x Prophet’s Rock Home Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013 (Library Release!)

Our 2013 vintage was celebrated by wine writers all over the world!

5 Stars Bob Campbell, Gold Medal in the Texsom Wine Awards, 95/100 Jamie Goode, 4.5 Satrs Michael Cooper’s Buyers Guide, need I go on?

We are excited to put a bottle of this library wine in your shipment this month, the fruit has developed some dried characters and the finish is has lovely savoury notes, a complex and wonderful wine.


1 x Rocky Point Pinot Noir 2017

From the vineyard with arguably one of the best views in Central Otago, our Rocky Point Pinot Noir 2017 is bursting with vibrant red fruit flavours, hints of toasty oak and finishes with supple tannins. Perfect for drinking on any occasion.


2 x Prophet’s Rock Pinot Gris 2017

The 2017, now our current vintage in the market is fresh, pretty and has the amazing texture we are always striving for in our wines. Flavours of pear and white stone and spice fruit will dance along your palate, try it with your next antipasto plate and be surprised how well it matches with so many wonderful flavours.


1 x Prophet’s Rock Infusion Pinot Noir 2016

Our inaugural release of the Infusion is still packed full of fresh red berry flavours. Serve chilled, it is perfect to consume on a hot day whilst sitting under an umbrella and enjoying the company of good friends.


1 x Prophet’s Rock Infusion Pinot Noir 2017

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love a vertical tasting. Try the two vintages side by side and note the differences, or better yet get someone to pour them blind and see if you can pick which vintage is which, a fun dinner party game and delicious interesting wine too!


1 x Rocky Point Rose 2015

Just when you thought the vertical tasting fun was over, you can do the same with our Rose!

The 2015 has just gotten better and better since its release, it has developed some amazing savoury characters and the finish is dry with interesting mineral notes making this a very unique wine.


1 x Rocky Point Rose 2016

Our Rose was made to be food friendly and more complex than the average Pinot Noir derived Rose wines on the market, and that’s exactly what this is. The 2016 has the complexity to be matched with many dishes, from smoked fish pate or bruschetta to spicy chicken salad or tuna tartare. Let us know what amazing food matches you come up with, we would love to hear about them!


1 x Winemakers Selection – Notes from Paul

Dog Point Chardonnay 2016

 I’ve known the great team at Dog Point since cellarhand days at Seresin in the 90’s when James and Ivan still had their day jobs at Cloudy Bay. Dog Point is now one of the leading wineries in Marlborough with all of their vineyards farmed organically. I caught up with James Healy and the team in Marlborough in November for the region’s Pinot Bootcamp, where I presented on our Pinot Noir winemaking style. I was impressed as always with their Chardonnay, outside of the box, with a more mineral lean drive to the wine than is typical in Marlborough. An interesting wine in it’s own style that could adjust a few stereotypes.