Felton Road

Bannockburn Pinot Noir

9.032 ratings
9.15 pro ratings
Bannockburn, Otago, South Island, New Zealand
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
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 winemakingšŸ§
Ps this might tell you how wine is a cerebral enjoyment rather than just material šŸ¤”

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 winemakingšŸ§
Ps this might tell you how wine is a cerebral enjoyment rather than just material šŸ¤”

Nov 9th, 2019
Peter Wasserman

Importer Le Serbet/Becky Wasserman Selections

8.7

Pretty damn good!

Pretty damn good!

Feb 16th, 2014
Henry Gorndorff

A little old, but drinking v well - smooth and rich, tastes like could have a few more years in it still

A little old, but drinking v well - smooth and rich, tastes like could have a few more years in it still

Jan 27th, 2019
Jordi Pazo

Vila. Cata IniciaciĆ³. 47,95.
25.05.15

Vila. Cata IniciaciĆ³. 47,95.
25.05.15

May 26th, 2015
Lloyd Heinrich

This was one beautifully constructed Pinot. Bold dark cherries, plumbs and nutmeg on the nose. Had a great carry in the mouth and a really long finish.

This was one beautifully constructed Pinot. Bold dark cherries, plumbs and nutmeg on the nose. Had a great carry in the mouth and a really long finish.

May 25th, 2015
Charles Hudson

This wine was unfairly judged by the table due to the screw top. They never gave it a fair shake.

This wine was unfairly judged by the table due to the screw top. They never gave it a fair shake.

Mar 28th, 2015
Francis Wilden

Director Francis Wilden Food & Wine Consulting

8.8

10 Felton Pinot : med wt, bright; charry dark fruit nose , good volume ; plump, juicy toasty fruit on entry, slightly confiture mid palate. Tasty but not special.

10 Felton Pinot : med wt, bright; charry dark fruit nose , good volume ; plump, juicy toasty fruit on entry, slightly confiture mid palate. Tasty but not special.

Aug 9th, 2014
Ken Jenkins

An elegant, balanced and yet rich Pinot. With a decidedly better nose than most NZ Pinot Noir.

An elegant, balanced and yet rich Pinot. With a decidedly better nose than most NZ Pinot Noir.

Apr 29th, 2014
Carnet Williams

Not the nose of a Pinot. Fruity. Effervescent. Light Pinot on the finish.

Not the nose of a Pinot. Fruity. Effervescent. Light Pinot on the finish.

Feb 9th, 2014