Felton Road Pinot Noir Bannockburn 2019



90 pts. Vinous

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100% Pinot Noir. Felton Road is situated on warm, north-facing slopes of glacial loess soils in Bannockburn, in the heart of Central Otago. The modern gravity-fed winery receives 100% estate-grown fruit from its three vineyards that are all farmed biodynamically and are fully certified by Demeter. Minimal intervention in winemaking with such practices as wild yeast, no fining or filtration, allow the unique vineyard characters to further express their considerable personality. Since the first vintage in 1997, Felton Road has acquired a formidable worldwide reputation and is known for crafting one of the best Pinots outside of Burgundy. Due to small quantities, these wines are scarce in the States, but we love them so much we had to find them to offer them out to you because Central Otago is just killing it these days!

Tasting Notes
There's a sense of ease to this ripe yet elegant Pinot. It has a fluidity as it flows along the palate, offering cherry, raspberry and floral aromas. A portion of whole cluster fruit has created additional layers of woody herbs and spice. There's almost 30% new oak, but the fruit, sourced from four vineyards, absorbs it easily. The tannins coat the mouth, providing a pleasing clasp with their fine, chalky veil. While this might be Felton Road's “entry-level” Pinot Noir, there's plenty of seriousness here.
- Rebecca Gibb MW

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs



Felton Road


New Zealand


South Island


Central Otago




Pinot Noir