2023 Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay

95 Points Richard Caro
In stock
Showing in nutty stone fruits and mineral undercurrents, this seriously elegant Felton Chardonnay benefits from minimal intervention, great vineyards, biodynamic management and a climate similar to Burgundy. A highly in-demand Chardonnay from an artisan legend, this vintage is just a baby but is still appealing thanks to its sheer texture, harmony and charm.
$53.99 in mixed 6+ or $59.99 per bottle



Its Origins

Felton Road is situated on warm, north facing slopes of glacial loess soils in Bannockburn, in the heart of Central Otago. It dates back to 1991 when Stewart Elms planted the Elms Vineyard on Felton Road. Blair Walter has been winemaker here since 1996, right from the start. The total vineyard area is now at 32 hectares. The modern gravity fed winery receives 100% estate grown fruit from its three vineyards that are all farmed biodynamically and are fully certified by Demeter. Minimal intervention in the winemaking with such practices as wild yeast, no fining or filtration, allow the unique vineyard characters to further express their considerable personality. Since the first vintage in 1997, Felton Road has acquired a formidable worldwide reputation.

What The Critics Say

96/100 Bob Campbell MW (2022 vintage)

"Intense chardonnay with salty mineral, oyster shell, citrus, white flower and ginger the most prominent flavours in this taut, mouth-watering wine. Impressive purity, high energy and bright acidity with a lingering finish. It gives a nod in the direction of Chablis."

96/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2021 vintage)

"Elegant and complex, immediately enticing with a bouquet of subtlety and finesse, layers of fresh white fleshed stone fruits and citrus, layers of fragrant spices and mineral then gently toasty barrel qualities with a whisper of gun-flint. Complexity on the palate builds as the wine opens up, there’s purity and finesse seamlessly woven into the satin saline texture. Flavours of white fleshed fruit and citrus, baking spices and core mineral qualities speak volumes about this wine. Lengthy yet youthful finish, a wine that will develop and continue to impress from 2023 through 2030+."

Variety Chardonnay
Region Central Otago
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2024 - 2034

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



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