Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Felton Road Pinot Noir

Last night I had a bottle of the 2006 Felton Road Pinot Noir. What an outstanding wine this is!

It was quite different from what I expected. These wines typically have quite dark colour, black cherry flavours, quite big upfront, but sometimes lacking in length (see an earlier post on types of Pinot Noir).

This wine explodes with red cherry flavours, has excellent fruit concentration, and tremendous length. It manages to balance its full flavours with an elegant finish and soft tannins which last and last. I was blown away. Very tempting now to open Block 3 and Block 5 from this year, but probably better to cellar these if this profile is anything to go by.

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