2023 Felton Road Cornish Point Pinot Noir

96 Points Richard Caro
Out of stock
Cornish Point is a very special slither of land surrounded by water - the Clutha and Kawarau rivers each side, and the lake nearby. With this moderating influence and air flow over deep fine soils, the grapes ripen slowly to produce a dark-fruited but distinctly elegant and floral expression. Exceptional stuff, the Cornish Point is a contender for Central Otago 'Grand Cru' status. Collect!
$89.99 in mixed 6+ or $99.99 per bottle


Pinot Noir

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

98/100 Bob Campbell MW (2021 vintage)

"Off to a good start with an intense aroma that is a mix of floral/violet and blackcurrant compote notes. The palate is more complex and very intense with a peacock's tail display of dark cherry, cassis, oriental spices and a whisper of nutty oak. A tangy undercurrent of ripe acidity helps drive a very lengthy finish revealing a wine with real power. Delicious now but will develop well with bottle age. Easy to appreciate."

96/100 James Suckling (2022 vintage)

"Aromas of balsamic, spice, plum and dried strawberry. Medium to full body with round and fine tannins showing polish and energy. Salty. Savory and subtle fruit. 7.6 hectares. Very high calcium-based soils. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Screw cap."

Variety Pinot Noir
Region Central Otago
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2025 - 2038

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with PORK



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