Prophet's Rock - Randall visited Central Otago and was blown away!


    I visited this vineyard and cellar a few weeks ago to see what all the fuss and the rave reviews were about, and to see if my lofty opinions about the wines had a rock-solid basis.

    Vineyard and winemaking chief Paul Pujol got his start working a vintage at Marlborough and then headed for France where he worked hard and long in the Languedoc, Sancerre and Alsace (with the prestigious Maison Kuentz-Bas for 3 years). Maison Kuentz-Bas offered him the head winemaking position, and he became the first non-family winemaker at Kuentz-Bas since the house was founded in 1795. 
    Paul worked at Comte de Vogue for several vintages and became a trusted assistant in that sphere.

    On to Prophet's Rock where he started in 2005 and it seems everything he touches turns to gold (yes, even his great and super-dense pinot gris!). I tasted the mind-blowing Antipodes Chardonnay blind before Christmas and it was a revelation! Not cheap, but neither should it be.
    Cheers, Randall.

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