Prophet’s Rock ‘Retrospect’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 16-Apr-2016
Deepish garnet-red colour with a good heart and lighter brick-red hues on the rim. The bouquet is full, solid and deeply concentrated and packed with a heart of complex savoury dark-red berry fruits layered with waves of secondary aromas of undergrowth and mushrooms, earth, dried herbs and a touch of game. Full-bodied, the palate is mouthfilling with concentrated flavours of savoury red fruits entwined harmoniously with undergrowth, mushrooms, earth, dried herbs and masses of secondary detail. The fruit is still rich and sweet, quite mouthfilling in a stylish and reserved way. The fruit presence is matched by considerable structure and grip, the tannins fine-grained, but firm at the core. The mouthfeel is beginning to round and show signs of supple accessibility, but the wine has power, linearity and drive, with excellent underlying acidity and tension. The acidity carries the concentrated flavours to a sustained finish. Showing considerable secondary complexity, this has the fruit richness and structure to see another decade of evolution. Match with slow-cooked game meat. A vineyard and barrel selection wine, approx. 50% each clone 5 and 777, from two blocks on the ‘Home’ vineyard, indigenous yeast fermented to 13.8% alc., the wine aged 17 months in 35% new French oak. 708 bottles made. 19.0+/20 Apr 2016 RRP $120.00

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