Selected for the Fine Wines of New Zealand List
Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"Concentrated and elegant with red and dark fruit, spectacular baking spices combined with smoky oak and the signature integrated tannin structure, this seamless wine with its velvety texture will leave you wanting more.
The foundation of this wine is our focus on delivering low-yielding concentrated fruit that expresses our vineyard. In the winery, we employ traditional old world techniques; the grapes are handled gently and the wines are fermented using only the indigenous yeast from the vineyard.
The wines are aged in barrel for 15-18 months before being bottled unfiltered, and are cellared before release. Since the first release in 2005, the Prophet’s Rock Pinot Noir has consistently been one of the best-reviewed Pinot Noirs in New Zealand."
Reviews for the 2018 vintage below…
96/100 Huon Hooke, May 2021 (2018 Vintage)
"Medium to full ruby colour with traces of purple and brick-red. The bouquet is reserved and metallic with ironstone and dried-blood nuances, dark plum emerging with airing, and very complex. The wine is full-bodied and savoury, with drying tannins, fleshiness and terrific depth of flavour. Serious concentration and appetising savouriness. A pinot with structure: the tannins are typical of the Bendigo subregion."
5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, February 2021 (2018 Vintage)
"From Prophet Rock's high altitude Bendigo vineyard and the hottest vintage on record. Elegant, intense and savoury pinot noir with raspberry, blueberry, baked earth, anise, thyme and spice flavours. It's supported by fine tannins that give the wine a suede-like texture."
Rated Excellent & 93/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2018 Vintage)
"An individual, refreshing, varietal and savoury bouquet of Pinot. Aromas include dried herb and ripe cranberry, rose and red cherry flesh. The oak is very mild with a hint of spice. Dry with abundant fruit tannins contrasted by a core of red cherry, cranberry and lite red apple. Youthful acid line and a floral moment adds complexity, intensity and length. Great balance and finish. Drink today and through Summer 2021."