Rockburn The Chosen Hillside Central Otago Pinot Noir 2021

November 24, 2022By Yvonne

Rockburn The Chosen Hillside Central Otago Pinot Noir 2021 $99 Rockburn’s Parkburn Vineyard is nestled in the rain shadow of the Pisa Range, inside that vineyard is a very special, steep, easterly site known as the Hillside. Those are the grapes that’ve been carefully selected to feature in The Chosen. Perfumed with soft red currant, … Read More

Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021

June 10, 2022By Yvonne

Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021 $27 If you’re looking for balance, poise and ridiculously lovely richness in your pinot gris, then you’ve hopped on the right bus, my friend. Crafted from the last batch of fruit to arrive at the winery each harvest, this pinot gris has all the classic Rockburn hallmarks of pure … Read More

Rockburn Stolen Kiss Central Otago Rosé 2021

September 24, 2021By Yvonne

Rockburn Stolen Kiss Central Otago Rosé 2021 $30 Crafted from 100% pinot noir grapes that’ve been ‘stolen’ from their top pinot noir crop to create this pinky-perfect, morganite-coloured wine that’s crammed with creaming soda, watermelon and cherry flavours, a tweak of dried herbs and a wallop of berry-drenched generosity on the finish. It’s a hugely … Read More

Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020

August 9, 2021By Yvonne

Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020 $45 Made by Malcolm Rees-Francis, the most dapperly-dressed man in all the land, this bright-as-a-button new release features a combo of 85% Parkburn Vineyard fruit and 15% Gibbston Valley fruit which knits together buckets of fresh spices, perky red fruits and lush, dark floral notes. Cherry, redcurrant and rhubarb … Read More

Rockburn The Art Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

April 21, 2021By Yvonne

Rockburn The Art Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $96 It’s hard to think of a more appropriate name for this supremely scented wine. It’s art. It really is. Creating a wine so multilayered and complex it could be a Jackson Pollock painting in a bottle. Pomegranate, raspberry, cherry, redcurrant and tamarillo combine with black tea, … Read More

Rockburn Eight Barrels Gibbston Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

September 17, 2020By Yvonne

Rockburn Eight Barrels Gibbston Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $96 Grown in soils known as ‘Pigburn shallow fine sandy loam’, the best eight barrels of pinot noir harvested from Rockburn’s Gibbston vineyard, were set aside, to live their best life, to be the best they could be, to live their own truth and to … Read More

Rockburn Eleven Barrels Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

September 17, 2020By Yvonne

Rockburn Eleven Barrels Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $96 Just eleven barrels of the very best pinot noir harvested from Rockburn’s Parkburn vineyard were surrounded with large road cones and strict instructions by winemaker Malcolm Rees-Francis “No Touching!”.  The result is a wine plump with courage and character, deep cherry notes, a hint of … Read More

Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

August 14, 2015By Yvonne

Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013 $39 ★★★★ This’ll probably sound really weird, but I love that this pinot smells like moss-covered tree trunks in the rain, lush and earthy, with a layer of black tea, cherry and baking spices.  Fresh and juicy to drink, with pleasantly drying tannins, this well-crafted pinot has lovely fruit … Read More

Rockburn ‘The Art’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

September 30, 2012By Yvonne

Rockburn ‘The Art’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010 $80 ★★★★★ Deep and brooding in the glass, it oozes sweet black tea, black cherry and spice while in the mouth it reveals a peacocks-tail of flavours redolent of dried herbs, succulent plum and cocoa characters. It’s a masculine yet elegant wine with real finesse, tension and a … Read More