Felton Road 2020 Bannockburn Pinot Noir

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What a great vintage to debut with: intense black cherries, forest fruits and a palate which is silky and rich. The finish seems to last for a minute, penetrating and persistent. In the easy days we thought of Felton Road Bannockburn as a Burgundy replacement, but nowadays we think of it as having a personality all of its own. A New World classic.

"The Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2020 is a deep-tinted pinot noir with black Doris plum, dark cherry and berries, together with a seasoning of five-spice. Quite firmly structured, with underlying complexity that promises to reveal itself with bottle age. A seriously good pinot noir."
Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review

Grape Varieties

Drink 2021 - 2028

Size / ABV

Standard Bottle 75cl / 14%

The Country

New Zealand

New Zealand

Brits have fallen in love with the wines of New Zealand. The affair probably has much to do with the colonial heritage, but it also has a great deal to do with the excellent, benchmark wines that are produced here. The story must begin with Sauvignon Blanc, but certainly doesn’t end there. Since the 1970s the region of Marlborough has become the go-to area, perhaps in the world, for bright, crystalline ‘Savs’ which gave the French something to think about. But now, it is becoming as equally famous for its Pinots, which are now beyond just being less expensive alternatives to Burgundy, instead showing regional characteristics, from the dark cherry and spice of Central Otago to the brawn and dried herbs of Martinborough.

A special mention goes to the Chardonnays of Kumeu River of Auckland, as these are some of the most remarkable wines from this variety in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Producer

Felton Road

Felton Road

Felton Road is one of New Zealand's greatest producers. One of the few that show the refinement that we require to be put into the fine wine category.

Their wines are biodynamically grown in South Island's Central Otago region, the only one of New Zealand's regions that could be classed as 'continental' for its large diurnal range between day and night temperature, perfect for the slow ripening of Pinot Noir. We are great admirers of this estate and are pleased to launch them at Noble Grape with such a great vintage

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