2015 Felton Road Cornish Point Pinot Noir
Central Otago, New Zealand
The single vineyard Cornish and Calvert Pinots seem to have a greater intensity of fruit, darker and more serious than the Bannockburn, and every bit as delicious and age-worthy. Tannins are present as well, though not quite as rough or dusty as the Bannockburn. We are a somewhat hard-pressed to pinpoint any huge differences between the Cornish and Calvert Pinots, although the Cornish fruit seems juicier and a bit spicier, while the Calvert fruit is even darker.
New Vintage! '14 95 WS; 96 Decanter; 94 JS
$58.49 as part of a mixed case.
"The aromas are bursting with exuberant ripe plum and black cherry backed up with wafts of fine chocolates and a whole cupboard of complex spices. The mouthfeel is velvety soft and voluptuous, with fleshy fruit over dark chocolate and freshly roasted coffee. A plush, harmonious and expressive wine. Charming and textbook Cornish Point."
"The unique gravity flow winery enabled the grapes to be gently destemmed directly into open-top fermenters without pumping with approximately 25% as whole clusters. Traditional fermentation with a moderately long maceration on skins has extracted good colour and tannin with considerable depth of flavour. This wine was aged for 13 months in French oak barrels from highly regarded Burgundian coopers. In accordance with our non-interventionalist approach to winemaking, this wine was fermented with indigenous yeast and was not fined or filtered. 14.5% alc."
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$64.99New Vintage! The single vineyard Calvert and Cornish Pinots seem to have a greater intensity of fruit, darker and more serious than the Bannockburn, and are every bit as delicious and age-worthy. Tannins are present as well, not quite as rough or dusty as the Bannockburn. We are a bit hard-pressed to pinpoint any huge differences between the Cornish and Calvert Pinots, although the Calvert fruit is darker with perhaps greater drive than the juicier, spicier Cornish.
'14 arriving mid-November.