Felton Road Block 2 Chardonnay 2018

Felton Road Block 2 Chardonnay 2018

 

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Felton Road
Block 2 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
JS James Suckling 94 2016
RP Robert Parker 93 2016
WS Wine Spectator 92 2015
BC Bob Campbell MW 97 2014
WE Wine Enthusiast 92 2014
More information on wine critics and ratings

A lifted and bright nose of white peach and alluring crisp tropical fruit, discretely integrated with subtle baking spice and wet stone. Block 2’s 25 year old vines and deep schist gravel soils are plainly evident in the distinct minerality.

Considerable breadth across the mid-palate and bright acidity gives great poise and length. The winemaking is virtually invisible, allowing great clarity and detail of the site.

With 16 months in barrel, no new oak, no fining, no filtering: this is just Block 2 in its simplest and most refined form.

James Suckling (JS) : 94 Points (2016)
A very impressive wine for the concentration and depth of fruit on offer. This delivers a fresh citrus, stone fruit and flinty nose. The palate has an attractive fleshy white peach core. Acidity pushes fleshy fruit deep into every corner. Great depth and flow.

Robert Parker (RP) : 93 Points (2016)
After 17 months in previously used oak, the 2016 Block 2 Chardonnay is remarkably pure and fresh. Delicate notes of crushed stone, citrus blossom and bergamot push forward, borne on a texture of the finest silk or culinary sauce. The result is almost savory despite a preponderance of fruit, with a briny edge to the lengthy finish.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 92 Points (2015)
Opens with a vibrant streak of Meyer lemon flavors at the core, succulent and juicy, accented by notes of green apple, grapefruit zest and white peach. Focused and intense on the finish. Drink now. 282 cases made.

Bob Campbell MW (BC) : 97 Points (2014)
Intense, yet restrained and powerful Chardonnay, with layers of toasted nut, wet stone, mineral, wild flowers and a suggestion of brioche. Youthful, almost brooding Chardonnay with plenty of cellaring potential. A stylish and complex wine.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 92 Points (2014)
Felton Road's single vineyard Chardonnay is a different beast all together from its Bannockburn, yet delivers the same when it comes to complexity and cellar-worthiness. More gregarious on the nose, Block 2 exhibits notes of lemon-lime, peach, flint, hot stones and vanilla-ginger biscuits. The mouthfeel is simultaneously chalky and creamy, with more flinty, stoney minerality, bright fruit and a focus and balance which makes it a versatile food wine. Drink now–2025.

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
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Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2017
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JS
94
DCT
92
VN
91
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Felton Road Cornish Point Pinot Noir 2018
Felton Road Cornish Point Pinot Noir 2018
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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BC
96
WS
90
BC
90
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Felton Road Dry Riesling 2018
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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
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Bannockburn Chardonnay 2018
WS
92
W&S
90
BC
95
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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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…
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Felton Road Block 2 Chardonnay 2018 Reviewed by James Suckling 11-10-2020 . Score: 4.5