Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Felton Road Pinot Noir

I consider myself fortunate with my recent wine choices. This 2006 Felton Road Pinot Noir is another cracker. Most Pinots from Central Otago taste of quite dark, concentrated fruit. This Pinot is a bit different.

The fruit is more in the strawberry, red cherry spectrum. As soon as it hits the palate, it starts to fan out: big flavour and generous. The wine has great mouthfeel and hangs on as more savoury tones appear on the back palate. The wine has good length and a firm, but quite silky finish.

This wine will mellow over the next few years and become a very attractive, aged Pinot.

Score: 95/++

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