Felton Road Bannockburn Central Otago Chardonnay (2020)

This classy, distinctive Bannockburn wine is matured in French oak barriques, with a very restrained use of new oak. Bright, light yellow/green, the youthful 2020 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown in The Elms and Cornish Point vineyards, and barrel-aged for 13 months (5 per cent new). Mouthfilling, it has concentrated, vibrant, grapefruit and apple flavours, gentle mealy and biscuity notes adding complexity, fresh acidity, and excellent vigour and length. Best drinking 2023+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $52 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Classic.

When to drink: 2023

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 34
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 33
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 32
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 32
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 30
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 29
Vintage: 2014; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 28
Vintage: 2013; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 24
Vintage: 2012; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 26
Vintage: 2011; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 22
Vintage: 2010; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 22
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed 2022

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