Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay 2018

Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay 2018

 

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Felton Road
Bannockburn Chardonnay 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • Country : New Zealand
  • Region : Central Otago
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Medium Bodied Aromatic Dry
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes : 100% Chardonnay

Experts Score Vintage
BC Bob Campbell MW 95 2016
JS James Suckling 93 2016
WS Wine Spectator 92 2016
W&S Wines & Spirits 90 2016
RP Robert Parker 92 2015
More information on wine critics and ratings

The nose is an intense and complete harmony of white peach, hazelnut and freshly baked bread.

The palate is initially opulent and mouth-filling but rapidly brought into fine focus with a spine of citrus and a hint of flint. It’s exactly what we have come to expect from Bannockburn Chardonnay: subtle, powerful yet intricate, with characteristic bright acidity giving a juicy finish and considerable length.

Precision and honesty contribute to this distinctive and fine Chardonnay.

Bob Campbell MW (BC) : 95 Points (2016)
Typically tight, pure chardonnay with citrus, floral and crushed oyster shell characters. A fruit-focused wine, with subtle oak and appealing nutty yeast lees influence. Poised and ethereal. Accessible now but should develop well.

James Suckling (JS) : 93 Points (2016)
This has been nicely pinned back into an elegant and fresh style that focuses on bright stone fruits and lemon citrus. The palate has fleshy, pure fruit appeal with a nice spicy build of oak into the finish.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 92 Points (2016)
Supple and elegant in texture, but shows intensity on the palate, with spice, butterscotch and toast notes, along with peach and melon flavors at the core. Finds harmony and length on the juicy finish. Drink now through 2022. (MW, Web Only-2018)

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 90 Points (2016)
The warm, dry season in Bannockburn encouraged this wine toward ripe flavors of white peach, crushed rock and citrus blossoms. You also might find notes of white summer corn, melon and nasturtium. This is a sleek, pleasant chardonnay whose oak frame focuses the composition in a taut package. (4/2018)

Robert Parker (RP) : 92 Points (2015)
The 2015 Chardonnay opens with ripe peaches, guava and grapefruit notes with underlying marzipan, orange blossoms and honeyed toast hints. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers great concentration and texture with a lively backbone and great length. (LPB) (12/2016)

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Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay 2018 Reviewed by Bob Campbell MW 04-03-2020 . Score: 4