From the Cellar: Felton Road Block 3 Pinot Noir Central Otago 2011 – $$$+
Another wine from one of New Zealand’s vinous rock stars.
Deep pinot ruby. 14% alc. Leggy.
Gorgeous perfumed nose. Savoury and hot, with brambly black cherries, herbs and thyme. Showing a deep intensity of bold fruit.
To drink the wine started sweet on attack, and was savoury through the mid-palate, and a herbal note towards the end. Ripe, finely textured, well balanced. Hot finish.
This is a very fine, yet grunty, pinot. Wants another five years to really exhibit its class. Shame I haven’t got another bottle..
Felton Road Block 3