Felton Road Calvert Pinot Noir (2020)

Grown in the Calvert Vineyard at Bannockburn – 1 kilometre east of the winery – matured in French oak barriques (30 per cent new in 2020), and bottled unfined and unfiltered, the 2020 vintage (5*) has obvious cellaring potential. Deeply coloured, it is mouthfilling, sweet-fruited and savoury, with concentrated, vibrant cherry, plum and spice flavours, oak complexity, and a well-structured, long finish. Best drinking 2024+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $87 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
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 30
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 31
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: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 23
Vintage: 2010; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 22
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed March 2022

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