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Felton Road Pinot Noir Cornish Point 2012

Felton Road Pinot Noir Cornish Point 750ml 2012       
Sku: 1868604

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Founded in 1991, Felton Road is located in the Bannockburn appellation of Central Otago, New Zealand. Its first vintage, 1997 was met with immediate critical acclaim, and the winery has continued to build its reputation as a producer of balanced, elegant wines in the world’s most southerly wine growing region. The wines Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling are produced from the estate’s 80 acres of vineyards, divided between three sites Elms Vineyard, Cornish Point Vineyard and Calvert Vineyard. All three vineyards are farmed biodynamically. Winemaker Blair Walter’s experience in Oregon and Burgundy has stood him in good stead, teaching him to coax the best out of the property’s vines. His wines show polish, sophistication, complexity and exceptional depth of fruit.

Tasting notes
The rich and complex palate offers mouth-filling lush tones of fruit and earth, yet there is an underlying brilliance and clarity to the flavors that preserve a sense of elegance.

 Wine Advocate 92 points (Oct 2013)
Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2012 Cornish Point Pinot Noir is scented of red plums, blackberries and wild blueberries with touches of dark chocolate, Szechuan pepper and black tea. Full-bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, it has a solid backbone of medium to firm silky tannins and crisp acid, finishing with great length. Drink it now to 2021+.
 Wine Spectator 92 points (Apr 9 2014)
Vibrant and expressive, with crisp cherry, plum and raspberry notes that are pure and polished, showing layers of cigar box, baking spices and fresh herb. Finishes with a blast of white pepper. Drink now through 2026.M.W.

Technical notes
This vineyard has a unique climate, no doubt due to its proximity to water. The fruit (20% whole cluster) was fermented and aged for 13 months in French oak barrels. The Cornish Point spice box is there from the start - cedar and cinnamon with violets and roses.

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Regional Varietals:
Pinot Gris
Pinot Noir
Country: New Zealand
Region: Central Otago
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir
Type: Still wine
Reg. 69.99
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