Wine of the Week NZ

Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2017, Central Otago, NZD $65.99

Aromatic pinot noir with spice, plum and violet aromas that are joined by liquorice, prune and subtle nutty oak on the palate. Dense, intense wine with strong sweet fruit restrained by subtle tannins. A rich, almost chewy wine with impressive underlying power. Best served slightly chilled to temper fruit sweetness. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2025

Food: Flat iron steak, coffee supreme rub, red pepper romesco, cress

Stockists: Decant, Christchurch; Wine Direct, Auckland (NZ); East End Cellars – SA; Best Cellars, Darlinghurst – NSW (AU)

Ranked: #5 of 38 2017 Pinot Noir from Central Otago

Awarded: Top Rank

Winery Rating: 97.1 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How the wine fits in the winery’s range?

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