Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2017

Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2017

 

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Felton Road
Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2017
  • Vintage : 2017
  • Country : New Zealand
  • Region : Central Otago
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Fruity Medium Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Pinot Noir

Experts Score Vintage
WS Wine Spectator 96 2017
BC Bob Campbell MW 95 2017
JS James Suckling 94 2017
DCT Decanter 92 2017
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 91 2017
RP Robert Parker 92 2016
WE Wine Enthusiast 92 2014
BH Burghound 90 2014
More information on wine critics and ratings

The immediate potpourri of flowers on the nose is gracefully entwined with subtle minerality. The palate begins precise and playful, showing sandalwood and fine spice notes. A surprising breadth that the tight focus doesn't immediately reveal.

Balanced and complete: possessing lovely charm, harmony and a persistent finale. Irresistible in its youth but further complexities will no doubt emerge.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 96 Points (2017)
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. *#12 on the Top 100 Wines of 2018* (MW) (10/2018)

Bob Campbell MW (BC) : 95 Points (2017)
Aromatic pinot noir with spice, plum and violet aromas that are joined by liquorice, prune and subtle nutty oak on the palate. Dense, intense wine with strong sweet fruit restrained by subtle tannins. A rich, almost chewy wine, with impressive underlying power. Best served slightly chilled to temper fruit sweetness. (7/2018)

James Suckling (JS) : 94 Points (2017)
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. (10/2018)

Decanter (DCT) : 92 Points (2017)
A scented and rather delicate expression sitting lightly in the mouth, but there's no mistaking the density of the mid-palate. There's a slight warmth on the medium-length finish, which offers black cherry and oak-derived Christmas spice. Overall this has lovely harmony and poise. Drinking Window 2019 - 2025 (RG) (9/2018)

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 91 Points (2017)
The 2017 Bannockburn Pinot Noir has a lovely, understated bouquet with blackberry and briary aromas and a subtle earthy/forest floor note loitering in the wings. The palate is well balanced with fine tannin and gentle grip in the mouth, but nothing overly powerful. It is a "natural" Pinot Noir leaning towards a broodier style, yet clearly very well made and expressive of its terroir. Excellent. (NM) (11/2018)

Robert Parker (RP) : 92 Points (2016)
Unusually delicate red fruit notes mark the nose of the 2016 Pinot Noir. It's a mélange of strawberry, raspberry and cherry, with some herbal notes, cola and spice blended in. In the mouth, the wine is medium-bodied and supple, with a long, silky finish. (JC) (2/2018)

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 92 Points (2014)
Felton Road's blended bottling continues to impress. In this vintage, it reveals faintly herbal and peppery aromas layered against raspberry and blueberry fruit. It's medium to full in body, but with supple tannins that caress the palate on their way to a lingering, spicy finish. Drink now–2025.

Burghound (BH) : 90 Points (2014)
I like the exuberant freshness of the ever-so-mildly herbal tea inflected aromas of red currant, cherry and floral scents. There is excellent cut and punch to the utterly delicious middle weight flavors that possess fine detail on the well-balanced and lingering finish. This will need a few years to develop more depth but the balance is such that I have confidence it will happen with some patience.

Felton Road Calvert Pinot Noir 2017
Felton Road Calvert Pinot Noir 2017
Felton Road
Calvert Pinot Noir 2017
JS
94
W&S
94
VN
92
Wafts of elegant perfumed florals dominate the nose in the usual Calvert manner, but with a stronger emphasis in this very precise and attractively scented vintage. Hints of crushed spice and red…
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Felton Road Cornish Point Pinot Noir 2018
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Felton Road
Cornish Point Pinot Noir 2018
WS
91
RP
92
JR
90
A clear, deep red hue. The wine leads with attractive florals that are exotically perfumed with distinct old-fashioned rose and violets. An uncrowded palate showing opulent, rich deep fruits but…
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Felton Road Bannockburn Riesling 2018
Felton Road Bannockburn Riesling 2018
Felton Road
Bannockburn Riesling 2018
BC
96
WS
90
BC
90
Aromas of lychee, stonefruit and florals. The palate is peachy, dense and completely refreshing with a sherbet finish. The residual sugar is so completely integrated with the intense fruit flavour…
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Felton Road Dry Riesling 2018
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Felton Road
Dry Riesling 2018
RP
92
Intense aromas of pear, ginger, Asian spice market and tropical flowers leap out of the glass. The fruit is equally confident on the palate with a delicious purity and focus. The laser like precision…
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Felton Road
Bannockburn Chardonnay 2018
W&S
90
BC
95
JS
93
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…
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Felton Road Block 2 Chardonnay 2018
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Felton Road
Block 2 Chardonnay 2018
RP
93
JS
94
WS
92
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52,00 €
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Felton Road Block 6 Chardonnay 2018
Felton Road
Block 6 Chardonnay 2018
RP
94
WS
92
Riper fruit aromas containing hints of white peach along with our characteristic grapefruit pith; emanate gracefully from this higher elevation and steeper north facing site. Stone fruit features…
52,90 €
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Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2017 Reviewed by Wine Spectator 11-10-2020 . Score: 4