Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir 2021

Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir 2021

 

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Felton Road
Block 5 Pinot Noir 2021
  • Vintage : 2021
  • 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 97 2021
DCT Decanter 97 2021
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 97 2021
RP Robert Parker 94+ 2021
WS Wine Spectator 94 2021
BC Bob Campbell MW 97 2020
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) : 97 Points (2021)
The brightness and clarity of fruit is something else with hibiscus, ripe strawberries, raspberries, and slate follow through to a full body, with a tight and structured intensity at the finish. Solid tannins give it a tightness at the end. Needs four or five years to open.

Decanter (DCT) : 97 Points (2021)
Crushed berry, Ceylon tea leaves and white pepper make for a brooding and alluring nose. The palate takes up this aromatic theme, enabled by a very fine, clear streak of bright acidity. A frame of graceful, firm tannin lends structure to this elegant wine. Really poised, long and aromatic. Matured in just 25% of new French oak for 16 months.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 97 Points (2021)
The 2021 Pinot Noir Block 5 oozes class with its coating of rich fruit that sways its way across the palate. It's not a robust style, but there's masses of fine Pinot tannins that quietly melt around your cheeks. It's rather easy to like in youth, which is surprising. It doesn't even seem to need to take a breath and relax. And yet, it's all here for the long term with its great length, quiet structure and complex fragrances that fill the mouth. (1/2023)

Robert Parker (RP) : 94+ Points (2021)
The 2021 Block 5 Pinot Noir is full throttle and energetic, but it speaks also in a restrained, measured way. The wine shows a cavalcade of red fruits on the capacious mid-palate, and it spools through the long finish. Like casting a fishing rod into a still lake, the wine has an audible “ffff-ssssssss” through the finish. There remains an overhang of flavor on the mid-palate that conveys sweet roasted meats and exotic spices. The acidity here, as in all of the 2021s, feels alive and cooling. It is a wonderful thing. 14% alcohol, sealed under screw cap.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 94 Points (2021)
Packs a bunch of power and precision on a delicate frame, with notes of fresh rose petals, lavender and cinnamon mingling with cherry compote, raspberry and cranberry. Reveals additional details of sandalwood, Earl Grey tea and forest floor that linger effortlessly on the finish.

Bob Campbell MW (BC) : 97 Points (2020)
Intensely aromatic with a mix of plum, violet, cherry, dried herb, wet slate and mixed spice flavours. A complex, harmonious wine that gives equal prominence to all of its flavours without allowing one to dominate. Needs time to fully express its potential (9/2021)

Felton Road Calvert Pinot Noir 2020
Felton Road Calvert Pinot Noir 2020
Felton Road
Calvert Pinot Noir 2020
JS
96
WE
93
BC
95
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…
74,90 €
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Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2019
Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2019
Felton Road
Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2019
BC
96
JS
96
VN
90
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…
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Felton Road Block 3 Pinot Noir 2021
Felton Road Block 3 Pinot Noir 2021
Felton Road
Block 3 Pinot Noir 2021
WS
96
JS
97
DCT
97
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…
105,00 €
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Felton Road Cornish Point Pinot Noir 2020
Felton Road Cornish Point Pinot Noir 2020
Felton Road
Cornish Point Pinot Noir 2020
JS
95
JR
88
VN
93
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 2021
Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay 2021
Felton Road
Bannockburn Chardonnay 2021
DCT
93
VN
93
WS
92
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…
49,90 €
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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…
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Felton Road Calvert Pinot Noir 2019
Felton Road Calvert Pinot Noir 2019
Felton Road
Calvert Pinot Noir 2019
79,00 €
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