International Recognition for Flagship Wine

International Recognition for Flagship Wine

2013 Prophet’s Rock Retrospect Pinot Noir – Rating 95 Points

 

Reviewed by Joe Czerwinski

Issue Date: 1st Mar 2018

Source: 235, The Wine Advocate

 

Released five years after the vintage, there are 736 bottles of the 2013 Retrospect Pinot Noir, which comes from a single parcel of clone 5 (Pommard). It’s deep, dark and chocolaty, rich and dense with concentrated black cherry fruit. It’s medium to full-bodied, with a velvety mouthfeel and a long, potent finish.

 

Proprietor-winemaker Paul Pujol has emerged as one of Central Otago’s latest stars, based out of the estate vineyards in the Bendigo subregion. The first plantings in 1999-2000 consisted of seven hectares of Pinot Noir and a half hectare of Pinot Gris. The Rocky Point vineyard, planted in 2004, added 16 hectares of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. From 2000-2002, Pujols worked at Kuentz-Bas in Alsace, which informed his attitudes toward Pinot Gris and Riesling. He’s also spent time at Domaine Comte de Vogué in Chambolle-Musigny. The winemaker there, François Millet, now makes a Pinot Noir under the Prophet’s Rock label.

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  • The inaugural Winery Lunch was a huge hit! A massive thank you to @morsel_honestfoodco for doing an amazing job on the catering and cheers to all that attended, can’t wait for next year! 
#prophetsrock #newwinery #wineclub #winerylunch #thatview #magnums #notoriousvdp #libraryrelease #bendigo #centralotago #stunningday #blueskies #vineyard #homevineyard
  • A super quick winery tour. It’s looking pretty amazing! 
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  • Rocky Point is in bud burst, you can see our wind breaks in this photo which protect the vines on this steep exposed site. 
#prophetsrock #rockypoint #rockypointvineyard #vineyard #budburst #budburst2019 #vintage2020 #bendigo #centralotago #nzwine #sosteep
  • Flashback to Winter in the Vineyard 
#prophetsrock #vineyard #vines #bendigo #centralotago #nzwine #snowcappedmountains #sopretty #rockypoint
  • Thank you Bob Campbell MW @therealrvw 95 points, 5 Stars. Our 2018 vintage isn’t too far away...
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#prophetsrock #rockypoint #pinotnoir #2018vintage #bendigo #centralotago #nzwine #redwine #wine #prettypicture
  • Our Retrospect Pinot Noir in good company @parkhyattsydney thanks for the shot @realtomthesomm 🍷
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  • Budburst! 
Thanks for the snap of our vineyard @slowlymade 
#prophetsrock #bendigo #centralotago #nzwine #budburst #vineyard #vines #vintage2020 #ithasbegun #homevineyard #certifiedorganicvineyard
  • Our Pinot Gris in iconic wine tasting company, thank you @ateliernash for the amazing shot. 
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