About The Wine
The Retrospective is a premium cellar reserve Pinot Noir from leading Central Otago producer, Prophet's Rock.
Winemaker/owner Paul Pujol selects this wine to hold back and release with a minimum of five years in bottle to showcase the very best his vineyard has to offer with the benefit of additional maturation.
This is a powerful, structured Pinot Noir with dense tannin and the fruit volume dialled up to 11.
It's rich in the context of Pinot Noir but balanced beautifully by the sensitive winemaking of Pujol.
If you are looking for something special from Central Otago, this is perfect. There were just 1512 bottles made.
About Prophet's Rock
The Prophet's Rock project was founded in 1999.
The man behind the wines, Paul Pujol, has an enviable resume, having made wine all around the world.
After working his way through the French regions of Languedoc and Sancerre, he was perhaps the first foreign winemaker ever to be invited to head up an Alsatian winery, Kuentz-Bas where he made their six Grand Cru wines for three years. He also spent a formative vintage at Chambolle-Musigny in Burgundy which set the tone for his winemaking style under his own label.
The wines of Prophet's Rock come from two vineyards, the Home Block and the Rocky Point vineyard. Paul's mission is to let these vineyards speak for themselves.