Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir 2020

Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir 2020

 

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Felton Road
Block 5 Pinot Noir 2020
  • Vintage : 2020
  • Country : New Zealand
  • Region : Central Otago
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Fruity Medium Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Pinot Noir

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 98 2019
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 97 2019
BC Bob Campbell MW 96 2019
WS Wine Spectator 94 2019
RP Robert Parker 94 2019
BH Burghound 92 2014
More information on wine critics and ratings

Immediately the pedigree is obvious: loaded with dark fruit and dried herbs, with hints of smoked meat over a complex spice background. The palate leads with a silky chocolate like sensation that builds and flows to every corner of the mouth.

There is a harmony of different textural components that’s enchanting and end-lessly enticing. It’s all about finesse, detail and honesty: no more and no less

James Suckling (JS) : 98 Points (2019)
Very fragrant nose here 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 blueberry and red-cherry flavors. The contained, fleshy feel of the palate is really something and this always powerful wine is in such, supple and fluid form. Drink or hold.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 97 Points (2019)
An alluring style that draws you in with its silken texture. It is pure, inviting and might be called sumptuous if not for an arrow-like line of acidity and whole-bunch-derived sappiness bringing up the rear, taking that ethereal texture and urging this wine forward. The finish is interminable, with satisfying savory, spicy characters persisting alongside woody herbs and broody black fruit. At 14.5% alcohol, there is the merest hint of heat, which is the only minor gripe in this near-perfect Central Pinot. Drinking window: 2022 - 2031

Bob Campbell MW (BC) : 96 Points (2019)
Firmly-structured pinot noir with concentrated plum, dark cherry, violet, savoury and spicy flavours that suggest coffee and dried herbs. A wine that is clearly built for the long-haul. Will benefit from aeration. (2/2021)

Wine Spectator (WS) : 94 Points (2019)
Plush, showing off a seamless, harmonious quality to the silky pomegranate, black cherry and cranberry flavors, with loamy forrest floor, cedar and cardamom seed notes that linger on the finish. Drink now through 2031.

Robert Parker (RP) : 94 Points (2019)
Like the Block 3 bottling, the 2019 Block 5 Pinot Noir still exudes some greenish, stemmy aromas (Winemaker Blair Walter included 20% whole clusters). Those notes nicely complement hints of roses, wild thyme, black cherries and mocha. Medium to full-bodied, this is concentrated and firm, with a long, dusty finish. Sturdier and more muscular on the palate than the Block 3, it looks to be the wine most suited to extended aging in this year's releases. Rating: 94+

Burghound (BH) : 92 Points (2014)
Here too there a whisper of herbal tea character to the notably spicier aromas of cherry, raspberry, plum and mint. I like the mouth feel of the round, delicious and vibrant medium weight flavors that possess a caressing palate impression before culminating in a complex, balanced and dusty finale. In particular the textured finish is really quite interesting as it's almost chewy yet the mouth feel isn't robust or especially structured.

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 Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2020
Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2020
Felton Road
Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2020
WS
94
VN
90
JS
96
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…
66,90 €
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Felton Road Block 3 Pinot Noir 2020
Felton Road Block 3 Pinot Noir 2020
Felton Road
Block 3 Pinot Noir 2020
WS
93
RP
93
JS
95
A deep, meaty nose of dark fruit, complexing hints of humus and dark rose. The palate is surprisingly more opulent than the colour might suggest. A rich entry of wild bramble that leads to an…
109,00 €
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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…
79,90 €
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Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay 2018
Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay 2018
Felton Road
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…
45,90 €
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Felton Road Block 2 Chardonnay 2019
Felton Road Block 2 Chardonnay 2019
Felton Road
Block 2 Chardonnay 2019
RP
93
JS
94
WS
92
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…
64,90 €
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Felton Road Block 6 Chardonnay 2018
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…
67,90 €
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Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir 2020 Reviewed by James Suckling 24-03-2022 . Score: 5