Felton Road Bannockburn Central Otago Riesling (2021)

Estate-grown in The Elms Vineyard, this gently sweet style has deep flavours woven with fresh acidity. It offers more drink-young appeal than its Dry Riesling stablemate, but invites long-term cellaring. Hand-picked and tank-fermented with indigenous yeasts, it is bottled with a high level of residual sugar (64 grams/litre in 2021). Full of youthful vigour, the 2021 vintage (5*) is an exquisite wine. Light-bodied, intense and vivacious, it has fresh, penetrating, lemony, appley flavours, in a distinctly medium style with a finely balanced, long finish. Best drinking 2023+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Riesling
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $41 NZD
Sweetness: SW
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Super Classic.

When to drink: 2023

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2021; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 41
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 40
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 39
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 38
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed 2022

Leave a Reply