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Felton Road, "Block 5" Pinot Noir Central Otago 2021

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97 points Decanter
"Crushed berry, Ceylon tea leaves and white pepper make for a brooding and alluring nose. The palate takes up this aromatic theme, enabled by a very fine, clear streak of bright acidity. A frame of graceful, firm tannin lends structure to this elegant wine. Really poised, long and aromatic. Matured in just 25% of new French oak for 16 months."

97 points James Suckling
"The brightness and clarity of fruit is something else with hibiscus, ripe strawberries, raspberries, and slate follow through to a full body, with a tight and structured intensity at the finish. Solid tannins give it a tightness at the end. Needs four or five years to open."

97 points Vinous
"The 2021 Pinot Noir Block 5 oozes class with its coating of rich fruit that sways its way across the palate. It's not a robust style, but there's masses of fine Pinot tannins that quietly melt around your cheeks. It's rather easy to like in youth, which is surprising. It doesn't even seem to need to take a breath and relax. And yet, it's all here for the long term with its great length, quiet structure and complex fragrances that fill the mouth."

Jancis Robinson
"North-facing silt in the Elms vineyard.
Simpler, more direct nose than the Calvert. Then very sweet and round and jewelly. Masses of sweet pleasure. Already broachable but underlying acidity and fine tannin suggests ageability. 17.5/20 points."


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