Felton Road

Bannockburn Pinot Noir

9.1318 ratings
9.160 pro ratings
Bannockburn, Otago, South Island, New Zealand
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Lars Fasel

Had the 2017 Calvert a few weeks ago that was drinking great. This ‘18 Bannockburn is tight and laser focused but needs time.

Had the 2017 Calvert a few weeks ago that was drinking great. This ‘18 Bannockburn is tight and laser focused but needs time.

Jul 16th, 2020
Lynn Penner-Ash

Owner/Winemaker Penner-Ash

8.7

Day 3 is social distancing. Delicate red fruit with spice undertones

Day 3 is social distancing. Delicate red fruit with spice undertones

Mar 18th, 2020
Ceccherini Cristiano

Well, it took me an extra day to fully enjoy it, also too in order to make vanish the clear sensations of the 2 pinots I drank just yesterday and the day before which were delicious
Unfortunately I keep comparing them
Day 1: Felton Rd was so much fleshier, even a little hot. I know it had to be different, but in the comparison it definitely lacked elegance, harmony and enjoyment. Though it had personality
Day 2:another wine, fully enjoyable, very defined, focus, pleasant. Not hot anymore. Still thousands of kms away from Burgandy, like it should be (but also so apart from others Central Otago pinots)
More than decent after taste

Well, it took me an extra day to fully enjoy it, also too in order to make vanish the clear sensations of the 2 pinots I drank just yesterday and the day before which were delicious
Unfortunately I keep comparing them
Day 1: Felton Rd was so much fleshier, even a little hot. I know it had to be different, but in the comparison it definitely lacked elegance, harmony and enjoyment. Though it had personality
Day 2:another wine, fully enjoyable, very defined, focus, pleasant. Not hot anymore. Still thousands of kms away from Burgandy, like it should be (but also so apart from others Central Otago pinots)
More than decent after taste

Nov 29th, 2019
Ceccherini Cristiano

Focused, personality, fun, great balance
I find it a little light when we think that we are drinking Central Otago, but Felton Rd is so unique. Never overpowering.
I just wonder if I identify their wines more with the region or with their winemaking🧐
Ps this might tell you how wine is a cerebral enjoyment rather than just material 🤔

Focused, personality, fun, great balance
I find it a little light when we think that we are drinking Central Otago, but Felton Rd is so unique. Never overpowering.
I just wonder if I identify their wines more with the region or with their winemaking🧐
Ps this might tell you how wine is a cerebral enjoyment rather than just material 🤔

Nov 9th, 2019
Ceccherini Cristiano

This wine has great potential to age gracefully, but it is so extraordinary delicious already that it is hard to put aside when it comes to select a wine

This wine has great potential to age gracefully, but it is so extraordinary delicious already that it is hard to put aside when it comes to select a wine

Apr 23rd, 2019
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.1

Still holding a bit of garnet, smells of warm wool, carob, and dried cherries. Juicy red fruit, a touch of earth, dried flowers. Excellent acidity. Leather and anise on the finish.

Still holding a bit of garnet, smells of warm wool, carob, and dried cherries. Juicy red fruit, a touch of earth, dried flowers. Excellent acidity. Leather and anise on the finish.

Feb 18th, 2019
Bassel Sommelier

Fruity all the way, a New Zealand classic Pinot

Fruity all the way, a New Zealand classic Pinot

Jan 3rd, 2019
Ceccherini Cristiano

Youngish, but already delicious 😋

Youngish, but already delicious 😋

Nov 15th, 2018
Scott Taddeo

Solid, poached red fruits and rhubarb that all offered a touch of sweetness, whole bunch complexity in there too with a touch of hibiscus and ginger biscuit. Medium plus acid and medium minus tannin.

Solid, poached red fruits and rhubarb that all offered a touch of sweetness, whole bunch complexity in there too with a touch of hibiscus and ginger biscuit. Medium plus acid and medium minus tannin.

Jun 5th, 2018
Douglas Braun

Nice black fruits med- bodied little low on acidity floral leather slight oak

Nice black fruits med- bodied little low on acidity floral leather slight oak

May 9th, 2018