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Prophets Rock Cuvee Aux Antipodes Pinot Noir 2017

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  • A collaboration with François Millet of Comte Georges de Vogüe
  • Chambolle-Musigny meets Central Otago
  • "I would place it alongside any Burgundy Grand Cru. Very, very impressive." - Huon Hooke

This Pinot Noir was made by Francois Millet, winemaker at the iconic Chambolle Musginy estate of Domaine Georges Comte de Vogue. Francois even insisted on flying in his own hand pumps to ensure that the wine was made using the same tools exactly as he would in Burgundy. 100% destemmed from one parcel of the home block. Vinified in tank with one plunge by hand. Aged in 33% new oak for 17 months. A wine of beguiling fruit intensity and superb balance.

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Huon Hooke

Deep red colour with a strong purple tint. The bouquet is fresh and vibrant and loaded with dark fruit aromas, cherry uppermost, spices and dried herbs touches. Oak is apparent early but recedes into balance with exposure to the air. The palate opens with powerful flavour and marked acidity. A concentrated, powerful and beautifully poised wine with energy and vitality, intensity and complexity, great pinosity and drive, with ample tannins backing the flavour but not tough or aggressive as Bendigo tannins can be. The aftertaste is very persistent and harmonious. This is a great wine. I would place it alongside any Burgundy Grand Cru. Very, very impressive” – Huon Hooke

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James Suckling

“This is a collaboration wine between Burgundian Francois Millet and Prophet’s Rock’s Paul Pujol. It has a very attractive and ripe array of blackberries and blueberries with a fragrant, violet-like edge, too. The palate has a very central core of long, polished and succulent tannin and delivers a scintillatingly long, powerful and detailed impression of flavorful pinot noir. Spectacular. Drink or hold.” – James Suckling (JamesSuckling.com)

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Gourmet Traveller WINE

“A small production wine made by Burgundian winemaker, François Millet, in his off season. Intense, vibrant pinot noir with attractive floral and dark cherry flavours supported by a perfect balance of acidity. This wine has the X-factor.” – Gourmet Traveller WINE