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Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

The original Felton Road Pinot Noir and now something of a bargain considering the prices attained for the single block wines. A typically pretty, juice and vital wine, this carries all of the fruity joy of Bannockburn Pinot Noir with style that vein of acidity and tannins to carry it through. Glorious wine.

Winemaker's Notes

Violets and roses, with a potpourri of spice box elements. A very textural rich palate of vibrant fruit without a hint of heaviness or excess. Intense concentration is coupled with a purity that enables every subtlety to sing through. This being a combination of the three estate vineyards, the subtleties are manifold, each contributing to the complexity rather than being lost in the blend. The structure is confidently firm but not aggressive.

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Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir

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Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
There is a restrained elegance to Felton Road’s 2012s, an understated intensity of fragrance and spice framed in well-defined structure, making this one of the great vintages for the finest estate in New Zealand. The balanced ripeness and depth of flavour of the year allows the fruit to dissolve 28% inclusion of stems in the ferment, energising a gorgeous, pure and fragrant bouquet of red cherries, violets and subtle exotic spice. Delightfully seamless and poised, the palate is impeccably focused and floral, laced with intricate layers of exotic spice and dried herbs. Fine depth of mineral tannins underline a finish of outstanding poise and persistence.
2017-2027
Wine Taste Edition 125
96
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
This is looking terrific and very consistent with the established style of fragrant, whole-bunchy perfume: plenty of pink musk, red cherries and twirling pinot spice, sappy too, with gentle oak added in behind. The palate has precise ripeness, and faultless curvaceous shape, driving ripe mixed cherry fruit flavour long and fresh.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
97

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