Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir (2019)

This is winemaker Blair Walter's favourite Felton Road red. Grown in a 'special' block of The Elms Vineyard at Bannockburn, in Central Otago, it is matured for a year or longer in French oak barriques (16 months in 30 per cent new barrels in 2019), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. The 2019 vintage (5*) is a powerful, notably ripe wine (harbouring 14.5 per cent alcohol). Deep ruby, it is very fleshy and sweet-fruited, with rich, vibrant plum and spice flavours, a vague hint of liquorice, gentle acidity, and loads of drink-young appeal. Best drinking 2023+.

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: 2023

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