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2018 Prophet's Rock Aux Antipodes Blanc

Bendigo, Central Otago

Luxurious NZ Chardonnay with a Burgundy edge.

$155.00

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Totally captivating...

Cameron Douglas MW

About The Wine

Prophet's Rock owner Paul Pujol has a long standing relationship with iconic Chambolle Musigny vigneron, Francois Millet of Domaine Georges Comte de Vogue.

Francois has made the Antipodes Pinot Noir alongside Pujol for several vintages now. Here comes a Chardonnay made to his own exacting Burgundian standards. The lone Chardonnay in the Comte de Vogue range is a rare-as-hens-teeth Musigny Blanc from only 0.66 hectares planted in the Grand Cru. If you ever see a bottle, do whatever you can to taste it - it's one of those mythic unicorn wines that apparently is mind-blowing yet no one has ever tasted it.

This is a rare opportunity to taste a Chardonnay by the hand of Millet. It's a powerful, opulent style made in a Burgundian vain. It's an outstanding example from Central Otago and likely one of the finest Chardonnays you will taste from the region.

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.

The Prophet
The Prophet's Rock Home Vineyard
Bendigo, Central Otago
Additional Info

From The Producer

The Cuvée Aux Antipodes is the meeting of two winemakers from the two hemispheres, Paul Pujol and François Millet . The Old and the New World seemingly so distant, join here in a human and winemaking adventure with a common passion for Chardonnay and the beauty of its terroirs.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Francois Millet plunging the ferment
Francois Millet plunging the ferment
Bendigo, Central Otago
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

98Points
Cameron Douglas MW

"Totally captivating bouquet, exotic spices, elegance and finesse. Both the nose and palate offer a pure fruit attack with white peach and pear then apple and white flowers, very fragrant. A soft salty mineral layer adds texture, depth and complexity - and reflects the wild ferment technique. Satin through silk and fine creamy texture, fine tannins, long finish. Drink now and through 2024. If Chardonnay were shoes – this would be in the Louboutin section!" - Cameron Douglas MW

17.5Points
Jancis Robinson MW

"The Antipodes Chardonnay bursts forth with what I see as the region’s characteristic acid signature – like a high wattage light bulb with a diffusing lens, incredibly bright with softened edges. While the wine is still incredibly young, its fineness is apparent with a lovely sense of transparency and restraint, flavours of both citrus and white stone fruits, with just a hint of biscuit and very lightly framed with spice. There is a pleasing texture and mouthfeel, plenty of mid-palate density without even a hint of heaviness, and a lot of length. This wine of nuance will surely develop further with time in bottle. Allow aeration and time to taste." - Jancis Robinson

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