5 Stars Bob Campbell MW
Gold Medal
97 Points
5 Stars Raymond Chan
5 Stars Sam Kim
Decanter Platinum
Value Pick

“Another winner from Rockburn

Bob Campbell MW

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Grape: 100% Pinot Noir

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Regions : Central Otago

“Another winner from Rockburn

Bob Campbell MW

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Platinum Medal & 97/100 – Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018
Gold Medal – New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2018
Gold Medal – New World Wine Awards 2018

Rockburn Pinot Noir 2016 was awarded a Platinum Medal at the 2018 Decanter Asia Wine Awards achieving a quite incredible 97/100 amongst a huge field of International Pinot Noir. Having long been one of Central Otago's high achievers, Rockburn have a very long list of trophies, gold medals and 5 star reviews and the 2016 is topping up that list with some serious accolades such as this along with 5 star reviews from Bob Campbell MW, Raymond Chan and Sam Kim. Very impressive. Oh… and we have this great deal for you too.

Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"The 2016 vintage yielded beautiful fruit from each of our sites, which we have simply guided gently through to the bottle with minimal handling. Our “hands-off” approach delivers a pure expression of Central Otago to your glass; an expressive nose and deeply fruited palate displaying vibrant notes of red and black cherry, rich mocha and supple, silky tannins leading into a very long finish. As always this wine shows classic Rockburn elegance, integrity and balance. Enjoy with friends over the next 4-9 years."

97/100 Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"All killer no filler! Optimally ripe red cherry and mulberry notes with fruit tea and cinnamon spice characters. A luxurious wine with cashmere textured tannins, a racy acid bite and a long, intense, focused fruit finish. Superbly smooth."

5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW (2016 Vintage)
"Fruit-focused pinot noir with plump plum and ripe dark cherry flavours, together with mixed spice and a hint of floral characters. A silken-textured wine in a very appealing and accessible style. Another winner from Rockburn."

5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"A gorgeous expression; the inviting bouquet shows dark cherry, plum, game, cedar and vanilla characters. The palate delivers excellent fruit weight and intensity, wonderfully supported by silky texture and polished tannins. The wine is generous and flavoursome, while remaining elegant and structured. At its best: now to 2021."

5 Stars & 18.5-/20 Raymond Chan, February 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is elegant in proportion with intense and penetrating aromas of dark-red cherry and raspberry fruit, along with plum notes, dark-red florals and hints of liquorice. Dark herbal elements are harmoniously interwoven adding interest. This has focus and clarity. Medium-full bodied, the palate has richly sweet and vibrant fruit flavours of cherry and raspberry fruit, entwined with plum, liquorice and dark herb notes, along with fragrant red florals. The fruit forms a deep core with soft, supple tannin structure and integrated acidity in support. The juicy and up-front flavours carry with good drive to a long and sustained finish. This is a well-proportioned and concentrated, sweetly rich Pinot Noir with cherry, raspberry, plum and liquorice notes on a finely structured palate. Match with lamb, beef and venison dishes over the next 6-7+ years. Clones 10/5, 5, 6, Abel, 667 and 777, 86% of the fruit from Parkburn, 14% from Gibbston, fermented with on average 12% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine on skins 7-14 days post ferment and aged 10 months in 35% new French oak."

4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"This consistently stylish blend of Cromwell Basin (mostly) and Gibbston grapes typically has concentrated cherry, plum and dried-herb flavours, silky-textured and perfumed. The 2016 vintage is full-coloured and fragrant, with mouthfilling body and generous, vibrant cherry, plum and spice flavours, ripe and rounded. Delicious from the start."

4 Stars Cuisine Pinot Noir Tasting, April 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Winemaker Malcolm Rees-Francis has crafted this delightful wine using fruit drawn from the Gibbston (14%) and Parkburn (86%) sub-regions. Engaging floral scents are the precursor to a vibrant mouthful, alive with red and dark fruit notes, lifted acidity and lovely soft tannins. The essence of Central Otago in a glass."

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