Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir 2021


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Central Otago, New Zealand
98 points


Felton Road wines are located in Bannockburn, Central Otago in New Zealand, the most southerly wine-growing region in the World. Here, vineyards are nestled into small macroclimates totally surrounded by high mountains, many of which are snowcapped all year round. Though the location is on the edge of sustainable viticulture these macroclimates consistently combine hot days, cool nights, and long dry autumns. The latitude of 45 degrees south is similar to the Willamette Valley in Oregon and some of the finest wine regions of France. "Both of Felton Road's Pinot Noirs are breakthrough efforts in New Zealand and compete with the finest wines being made in California, Oregon, and Burgundy's Cote d'Or. The Wine Advocate; Robert Parker.

Felton Road farms four properties totalling 32 ha in the Bannockburn sub-region of Central Otago. Block 5 is situated on a gentle north-facing slope in the heart of The Elms vineyard and was planted in 1993.


98 points

A very fragrant nose with deeply woven complexity. Earthy nuances, bracken, leaves, and spiced red cherries abound with roses and violets, as well as blueberries. The palate has long tannins that extrude deep along a central spine. Lots of blueberries and red-cherry flavours. The contained, fleshy feel of the palate is really something and this always-powerful wine is in such a supple and fluid form.

97 points
Bob Campbell

Intensely aromatic with a mix of plum, violet, cherry, dried herb, wet slate, and mixed spice flavours. Complex, harmonious wine that gives equal prominence to all of its flavours without allowing one to dominate. Needs time to fully express its potential.


Screw cap
Serving Temp.
12-14 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2039
Food pairing
Steamed duck shumai with mushroom soy tea and chives

Tasting Profile

The nose is vivid, fine, and elegant with not one component vying for attention.
This exquisite harmony is echoed on the palate where the refinement and ethereal nature of the wine demands deeper contemplation and careful respect. The wine is not heavy yet has solid underlying tannins giving the finish a serious structure and length.

Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir 2021

Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir 2021
Out of stock

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