Felton Road Cornish Point Pinot Noir (2019)

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 2019 vintage (5*) was matured for 13 months in French oak barriques (30 per cent new), and bottled without fining or filtering. Deeply coloured, it is a fragrant, vibrantly fruity wine with dense, cherryish, plummy, well-spiced flavours, and fine, supple tannins. Combining power and grace, it will be long-lived; best drinking 2023+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $81 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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