What’s in the glass tonight December 20th – Pinot Noir


Rockburn PN 2010

From the Cellar: Rockburn Pinot Noir Central Otago 2010 – $$

A multi-award winner. 14%. Regular pinot ruby colour. Herby, spicy and floral. Fruity with notes of wild thyme. All typical qualities of a good Central Pinot. Starting to show some mustiness and forest floor aromas and matchbox, but still red-cherry dominant.

This was a very intriguing wine. It started off somewhat languid and light, and finished dense.

Light bright fruit flavours, the expected red cherries etc. Vanilla. Fine tannins. Then it got more interesting. Developed in the glass. Became more driven, elegant and minerally. A spicy finish began to kick in. Became very structured and finished surprisingly dense. Remarkable, and most unexpected off the first sip.

BTVG 4+

What’s in the glass tonight October 23rd


Rockburn Pinot Noir 2013

Rockburn Pinot Noir Central Otago 2013 

Another wedding gift 🙂

Deep pinot ruby. 14% alc.

A first-up hit of wild herbs and savoury notes, manuka leaf, hay, dark cherries, and a bit of stalk. A good hallmark of a cool-climate Pinot Noir.

In the mouth; bright ripe fruit, velvety tannins, warm, smokey, bouquet of old library books. A sweet finish, long and hot with spice. There is a touch of stalk on palate as well.

VG 4

What’s in the glass tonight Feb 16th


Rockburn Stolen Kiss Rose 2013

Rockburn Stolen Kiss Central Otago Rose 2013 – $$

Winding down after LGs 9th birthday party at the Zoo…

…Another test for the Riedels…but I am no real judge of rose, cos I don’t really get this wine variety. I mean, if I wanna drink sweet, then there is always beer, right…?

Attractive packaging. A good producer. Made from free run pinot noir juice. Strawberry blush colour. Strawberry and cherry flavours, bright and light and fresh, a confection in the glass. A good example is all I can reliably say. 3.75