Felton Road

Block 3 Central Otago Pinot Noir

9.47 ratings
9.73 pro ratings
Central Otago, Otago, South Island, New Zealand
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Deep crimson in colour. A rich Pinot as it always is with savoury plum notes, integrated oak and soft resolved tannins. Block 3 along with Block 5 always regarded as in the Dress Circle of Otago Pinots along with Mt Difficulty and Terra Sancta (ex Ollsens) all located in Felton Road. As mentioned in an earlier post I prefer other areas in NZ for PN but Felton Road has always been in the top echelon of New Zealand Pinot’s. A “cool” wine in every sense of the word. Good drinking now and can’t see any major improvement apart from becoming more savoury with more cellaring.

Deep crimson in colour. A rich Pinot as it always is with savoury plum notes, integrated oak and soft resolved tannins. Block 3 along with Block 5 always regarded as in the Dress Circle of Otago Pinots along with Mt Difficulty and Terra Sancta (ex Ollsens) all located in Felton Road. As mentioned in an earlier post I prefer other areas in NZ for PN but Felton Road has always been in the top echelon of New Zealand Pinot’s. A “cool” wine in every sense of the word. Good drinking now and can’t see any major improvement apart from becoming more savoury with more cellaring.

Dec 9th, 2018
Bob McDonald

One of NZs best Pinot Noirs and arguably one of the wines that put Central Otago on the map. Full bodied for a Pinot with lush silky fruit flavours. Concentrated and long. Easy to drink. 18+.

One of NZs best Pinot Noirs and arguably one of the wines that put Central Otago on the map. Full bodied for a Pinot with lush silky fruit flavours. Concentrated and long. Easy to drink. 18+.

1 person found it helpfulMar 22nd, 2015
Bob McDonald

Notes of strawberry raspberry with savoury wild thyme aromas. A silky full bodied palate showing good intensity of cherries and plums. Still with a good future. NZ Pinot Royalty but have had better Block 3s. The winery now says Block 5 is just as good and priced accordingly.

Notes of strawberry raspberry with savoury wild thyme aromas. A silky full bodied palate showing good intensity of cherries and plums. Still with a good future. NZ Pinot Royalty but have had better Block 3s. The winery now says Block 5 is just as good and priced accordingly.

Mar 31st, 2017
Jeffrey Bragman

President at WINEPSYCH

10

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Jul 22nd, 2014
Jeffrey Bragman

President at WINEPSYCH

9.6

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Dec 20th, 2013
John Wilmot

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Mar 26th, 2017
Yuki O
8.8

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Dec 20th, 2015