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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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
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#prophetsrock #bendigo #centralotago #theteam #winery #vineyard #office #sales #christmasdinner #merrychristmas #happynewyear #team #nzwine #winelife
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#prophetsrock #homevineyard #pinotnoir #bendigo #centralotago #magnums #largeformat #veryspecial #christmasgifts #sayitwithwine #christmasiscoming #winetime #festiveseason
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#prophetsrock #homevineyard #pinotnoir #bendigo #centralotago #2015vintage #cellar #nzwine #drinkingbeautifully #primaryfruit #toastedoak #tertiarycharacters #delicious #imnotsharing #sogood #christmaswine
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#prophetsrock #bendigo #centralotago #nzwine #rosehip #sopretty #thatview #thatviewtho #vineyard #vineyardvines #summerishere #winelife #vineyardlife