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Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir 2020 (750ml)

Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir 2020 (750ml)

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New Zealand
Regular price
$146.00
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$146.00
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The 2020 Block 5 Pinot Noir is powerfully fruited and gently reductive on the nose. In the mouth, the wine is succulent and undulating, with red fruit characters, exotic spice, layers of tannin and a spool of mineral acidity through the finish. This is certainly more muscular than any of the other Pinot cuvees at this estate, and I will not suggest that this is better. Rather, it offers wonderful diversity of choice of style for the drinker. It is certain of its identity and consistent in its expression, this Block 5. 14% alcohol, sealed under screw cap. Erin Larkin, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2020 Pinot Noir Block 5 offers up a mouthful of gorgeous Pinot Noir that's perfectly ripe without being overripe, blossoming in the mouth but retaining focus and shape as if it is wearing a pair of control pants. It's a wine that’s at ease with itself, offering rich red berries, fruitcake, festive spices and a subtle floral lift. There are plentiful tannins – in the context of Pinot Noir – and they coat the mouth like melted chocolate, making you want to lick your lips long after drinking. Overall, a finely balanced win that has captured power and seduction in the same package. Lengthy, brooding finish. Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous

Region: Central Otago, New Zealand

Grape Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir

Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate 94 Points, Vinous 97 Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2023 - 2035