1999 Felton Road Pinot Noir
23rd October 2009
Tasted last night, the 1999 Felton Road Pinot Noir from Central Otago. So, a 10 year old Kiwi Pinot - and still very much alive and kicking: smudge of brown at the rim; really attractive mushroom and cooked fruit aromas; sweetish attack, mildly jammy - but balanced by some very correct acidity. So aromatic, and much more enjoyable than many Burgundies of similar age which cost a lot more...
....and if that was then, see what English exile Nigel Greening can do now with vines that much older. Our tiny allocation of the 2008s has just arrived, with most of the cuvees - Calvert, Cornish Point and Block 3 - available in very small quantities, so unlikely to be on the website. CALL US for prices if you fancy some of the best Pinots coming out of New Zealand!