Felton Road Block 2 Central Otago Chardonnay (2020)

This typically outstanding wine is grown in a 'special part of The Elms Vineyard in front of the winery', which has the oldest vines. The 2020 vintage (5*) was matured for 16 months in seasoned French oak barrels (avoiding use of new oak), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Bright, light yellow/green, it is a very classy, concentrated and finely poised wine, with deep grapefruit and peach flavours, finely integrated oak, cool-climate vigour and a long finish. Best drinking 2024+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $66 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Classic.

When to drink: 2024

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 36
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 35
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 34
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 33
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed 2022

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