GOLD MEDAL | NZIWS 2023
FIVE STARS 95/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
FIVE STARS 94/100 | Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
94 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
4.5 STARS | Michael Cooper
4.5 STARS | Yvonne Lorkin
Rockburn are synonymous with quality, elegance and consistency and the 2022 pinot noir knocks it out of the park. A “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.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "Seductive and inviting, the bouquet shows sweet plum, rich floral, clove and toasted nut aromas, followed by a silky-smooth palate offering finely layered mouthfeel combined with plush texture and grainy tannins. It's supple and flavoursome with sensual complexity. At its best: now to 2032."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Complex, soft, caressing bouquet, varietal and new, sweet, ripe red fleshed fruits and gentle layers of wood spice. Plum and cherry, raspberry flesh and baking spices. There’s no mistaking this wine has pinosity and charm. Equally delightful on the palate with core flavours that mirror the bouquet, an abundance if fine polished tannins and backbone of acidity for freshness and longevity. wood flavours and structural attributes need more time to integrate, this wine will reward with more complexity and character if given the time. Well made with a lengthy finish, packed with pinosity and style. Best drinking from late 2024 or early 2025 through 2030+."
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