Often rightly considered the finest producers of Central Otago Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this low intervention, gravity fed, organic and biodynamic winery is all about hands-off purity, quality and class. Felton Road dates back to 1991, with the planting of the Elms Vineyard on Felton Road, in the Bannockburn district of Central Otago. However lauded the Chardonnays and Rieslings may be, the international profile of Felton Road is justly upheld by the series of vineyard specific Pinot Noirs which express the nuances and character of each individual site.
Felton Road Cornish Point Pinot Noir 150cl 2013
The aromas are bursting with exuberant ripe plum and black cherry backed up with wafts of fine chocolates and a whole cupboard of complex spices. The mouthfeel is velvety soft and voluptuous, with fleshy fruit over dark chocolate and freshly roasted coffee. A plush, harmonious and expressive wine. Charming and textbook Cornish Point.
eRobertParker.com, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 2014
Medium to deep ruby-purple colored, the 2013 Cornish Point Pinot Noir is a little closed on the nose showing nuances of black fruits, mossy bark and fertile loam with a floral undercurrent. Medium bodied with a great core of expressive red and black cherry flavors supported by firm grainy tannins and just enough acid, it finishes long with a herbal lift. 92+ Points.
Decanter, Peter McCombie, June 2015
Ripe aromas of dark cherries and summer berries, interwoven with smoky oak; tannins more or less integrated. Drink soon. Drink 2016-2020. 90 Points.