Rockburn takes its name from the rugged, rock-strewn, burn-scarred landscape of Central Otago. The region is renowned for its stunning scenery of rugged mountains and picturesque lakes. They produce premium wines of intense varietal characteristics in Central Otago, the world’s most southerly grape-growing region. Central Otago, at 45º south, has a climate similar to Burgundy, France, the great Pinot Noir producing region of the world.
This refined, graceful red was grown at Parkburn (85%) and Gibbston 17% and matured for 10 months in French Oak casks (33% new). Deep ruby, it is highly fragrant, mouthfilling and sweet-fruited, with concentrated cherry, plum and spice flavours. A hint of herbs with savoury notes adding complexity, balanced acidity, and a supple very harmonius finish. Drink now or cellar. Equal Top in Category; Rating: 98 Points; Michael Cooper; Winestate Magazine
Lifted, quite floral aroma with violet, cherry, wild thyme, anise and a hint of fresh herbs on the palate. A bright, vibrant wine in a classical Rockburn fruit-forward style. Good now but should benefit from bottle age. Drink: 2020 to 2027; Price: $50.00; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 95 Points; Bob Campbell MW; The Real Review
A magnificent offering; the gorgeously complex bouquet shows dark cherry, vanilla, thyme, dark mushroom and warm spice aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that's richly textured and expansive. The wine offers terrific fruit purity and power, while remaining elegant and harmonious, making it hugely appealing. Now to 2029; Rating: 95 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit
A really lovely bouquet of Pinot Noir with ripe, varietal and engaging aromas of freeze-dried raspberry and baked red cherry, a layer of black currant then a mix of wood spices and gentle smoky oak scents. On the palate - vibrant and full of energy, youthful and tense with palate grabbing acidity, ripe and firmly textured tannins then a core of red fruit flavours that reflect the nose. Drink: 2021 to 2025+; Rating: 95 Points; Cam Douglas; MS
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