Monday, March 9, 2009

Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir

Block 5 is the single vineyard wine with the darkest colour and fleshiest flavour of the Felton Road Pinot Noirs. The 2003 Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir fits this expectation. A Burgundy experience it is not.

The nose is quite intense, smelling of black cherries and forest leaves. The bouquet carries this through. At the same time, there are some lifting characters on the palate. The wine is lively and still quite fresh for a five year old. The wine is not overly tannic and the fruit flavours are very attractive. If there was a downside, it would be the finish. It is not as long as the best from Martinborough, for example. 

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