Felton Road Cornish Point Pinot Noir (2020)

From the company-owned Cornish Point Vineyard at the eastern end of Bannockburn, 6 kilometres from the winery, this is always one of my favourite Felton Road reds. The youthful 2020 vintage (5*) was matured for 13 months in French oak barriques (30 per cent new), and bottled without fining or filtering. Still a baby, it is deeply coloured and fragrant, with complex, highly concentrated, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, finely integrated oak, 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 Super Classic.

When to drink: 2024

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 35
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 34
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 32
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 31
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: 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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