Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir Central Otago – 2017
Block 5 is a small plot of Felton Road’s finest and oldest Pinot Noir vines – their “Grand Cru” if this were Burgundy.
In 2017 this wine has a diverse and complex aromatic profile that’s difficult to single out individual components: the layers and intensity are all you could wish for. The site and its ageing vines bestow a completeness and compelling harmony. Spice and perfect ripeness of fruit keeps it focussed and sophisticated. The wine saturates and coats the entire mouth with the flavour and tannin building to provide an enduring and memorable finish. Pedigree, purity and power.