Felton Road Block 6 Chardonnay 2019 (750ml)

Felton Road Block 6 Chardonnay 2019 (750ml)

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Tasted alongside sister wine, Block 2, this is richer and slightly riper thanks at least in part to small berries in the Mendoza clone chardonnay. Block 6 shares a strong salty Chablis-like mineral influence with its sibling but has a more pronounced nectarine and tree fruit character. An impressive wine. Bob Campbell MW

Felton Road's Block 6 is north-facing, so it receives more sun compared with the east-facing Block 2 Chardonnay. As a result, it's a little more generous in its ripeness and mouthfeel yet remains precise and focused. This midweight style has a streak of assertive acidity, commonly found in Chardonnays made from the Mendoza clone. However, 18 months in old oak has rounded its edges and imbued an almost savory, nutty edge to the lengthy finish. Can be enjoyed now but won't be going anywhere in a hurry. Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous

Region: Central Otago, New Zealand

Grape Varietal: 100% Chardonnay

Critic Rating: Bob Campbell 96 Points, Vinous 93 Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2021 - 2028