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New Zealand

Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir, 2019

  • Grape VarietyPinot Noir
  • AppellationCentral Otago
  • Alcohol13.5 %
  • SourceSourced Locally

STORY BEHIND THIS WINE

"Elegant, fresh and vibrant, this red starts off wonderfully perfumed, with lavender, white pepper and green tea notes that accentuate the purity of the cherry and raspberry flavors. Polished tannins still provide some grip on the finish, where white truffle and forest floor details linger. Drink now through 2032."Number 12 on the Top 100 Wines of 201896 points, Wine Spectator

OUR IMPRESSION

Dark raspberry, hints of the leaves as well, with a touch of old cedar wood panelling. The palate is viscous and concentrated, displaying cane fruits that deftly integrate with an alluring savouriness. Fine, long tannins with no shortage of chew, but no harshness. This is at a level way above its Bannockburn "village" designation, being a blend of our four primely situated vineyards. A serious wine with considerable definition and poise.

"Complex, brambly red-cherry and red-plum aromas with a lightly sappy, forest-floor edge. The palate has a super smooth array of vibrant red cherries and a clearly defined, layered texture. Drink now." 94 points, James Suckling

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