Rockburn Pinot Noir 2019
Vibrant notes of red and black cherry, rich mocha and supple, silky tannins leading into a very long finish.
Rockburn's Pinot Noir yielded beautiful fruit from each of the sites, which has been guided gently through to the bottle with minimal handling.
Yet again, Rockburn's hands-off approach has delivered a pure reflection of Central Otago 100% Pinot Noir from Parkburn and Gibbston vineyards in Central Otago. It was aged for 10 months in (35% new) French oak.
Rockburn is named after the rugged rock-strewn, burn-scarred landscape of Central Otago, where Pinot Noir really shines. The fruit from Rockburn's carefully sited vineyards blend in harmony to yield a pure expression of Central Otago. Rockburn's winemaker and driving force, Malcolm Francis, was previously assistant winemaker at the great Felton Road winery and Oregon in the USA, where he learnt his trade.
90 points Decanter 2021
Bronze IWSC 2020
Rockburn's hands-off approach delivers a pure reflection of Central Otago; 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, the wine shows classic Rockburn elegance, integrity and balance.