Elegant, sensuous, and intimate Pinot wines
Judge Rock 2006 Pinot Noir
Nice deep colour, smoky-spicy kinda funky nose. Intense fruit on the front palate with cherry tamarillo, currant and liquorice. Showing textural layers, richness, depth and complexity. Lots of nice dried culinary herb notes with well integrated oak. Tannic streak to finish. Dry with good weight body and length.
Five Stars(“outstanding”) UK Decanter Magazine Sept 2008-one of seven 5 star Pinot Noir from 154 tasted from the best of New Zealand.
Neal Martin of Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate awarded 90/100. “An outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character”. refer Robert Parker
Five stars and Best Buy Christmas 2007 edition of Cuisine Magazine New Zealand
Judge Rock, Pinot Noir 2010
“Deep glowing crimson red. Wonderful floral perfumes, peony, violet and loamy earth scents. Walking over wild herbs, thyme and marjoram. Strawberry, cherry and loganberry aromas, sprinkled with red pepper. All these wonderful scents display in the mouth into a cornucopia of flavours and textures, harmoniously and beautifully structured. Elegant and superbly silky, what a joy to taste.”
Five Stars Cuisine Magazine 2012
Gold Air NZ 2011
Gold Decanter WWA 2012 DWWA2012
Gold IWSC 2012 IWSC 2012
Judge Rock, Pinot Noir 2007
Dark cherry, chocolate and spice introduce the aromatic sensation. Complex, silky and bustling with great fruit weight and savoury nuances, this wine will please plenty of Pinot fans. Its, sumptuous and lasting with flavour and ready for your immediate consumption with loads of repeat visits through to 2011-12.
Another gold medal winner at this year’s Air New Zealand Wine Awards, this Central Otago Pinot Noir is a clear stand out. Juicy fruit flavours couple with spicy aromas and a long finish.
The Judge Rock vision is elegant sensuous intimate Pinot Noir
Our vineyard of 4 hectares is planted with 12,000 Pinot Noir vines with the oldest vines planted in 1998. The first planting was by John Patrick Joseph Jacobson in late 1998. The vineyard is on a westerly face slope down in the sheltered Alexandra basin in Central Otago New Zealand. We have the extremes of winter frosts -12C and summer heat 35C with cool continental climate nights.