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2012 Felton Road ‘Block 5’ Pinot Noir

  • Producer
    Felton Road
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
    Pinot Noir
  • Region
    New Zealand
  • Types
  • Size

Felton Road is situated on warm, north facing slopes of glacial loess soils in Bannockburn, in the heart of Central Otago. The modern gravity fed winery receives 100% estate grown fruit from its three vineyards that are all farmed biodynamically and are fully certified by Demeter. Minimal intervention in the winemaking with such practices as wild yeast, no fining or filtration, allow the unique vineyard characters to further express their considerable personality. Since the first vintage in 1997, Felton Road has acquired a formidable worldwide reputation.

Tasting Notes

97 Points James Suckling
Block 5 is in a class of its own and shows an immensely powerful style with elegance and poise, really impressive. A swirling array of spice and fragrance here, there’s a chalky, stony layer underlying the whole thing, dense and dark pinot noir fruit on offer with super bright cherry aromas and gently earthy nuances, a hint of cola too. The palate texture is impeccably dense and there’s an athletic, lithe and juicy personality that makes for exciting tasting, there’s a wealth of compact tannin that layers up impressively and delivers a surge of energy through the finish. Plenty of pure cherry and boysenberry here, rarely do you find wine with this much tension, power and poise.

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