Felton Road Block 3 Central Otago Pinot Noir (2019)

Grown at Bannockburn, on a north-facing slope 270 metres above sea level, this is a majestic Central Otago wine, among the finest Pinot Noirs in the country. The mature vines are cultivated in front of the winery, in a section of the vineyard where the clay content is relatively high, giving 'dried-herbs and ripe fruit characters'. The wine is matured for about a year in Burgundy oak barrels (30 per cent new in 2019), and bottled without fining or filtration. The 2019 vintage (5*) is a bright ruby, powerful wine, still very youthful, with obvious long-term potential. Sweet-fruited, it has highly concentrated, vibrant cherry and spice flavours, complex and savoury, and a very harmonious finish. A lovely young red, it should be at its best 2024+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $109 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

This wine is a Super Classic.

When to drink: 2024

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