Pinot Noir Cornish Point 2018


Pinot Noir Cornish Point

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
Product code
6 x 750ml
Listing type
New Zealand
Regulated designation
Table wine
South Island
Central Otago
Pinot Noir
Winery's website

About this winery

Felton Road is an astonishing overnight success story. In just over 20 years Felton Road has become the global benchmark for New World pinot noir and has played a massive role in making Central Otago a new buzzword in the world of wine. Felton Road winemaker Blair Walter is an exceptional character, blessed equally with intellectual brilliance and extreme modesty. He is a captivating and insightful speaker, with the special ability to articulate complex ideas in such a way that they are made to...

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Notes about product

Felton Road farms four properties totaling 32 hectares in the Bannockburn sub-region of Central Otago. Cornish Point vineyard's close proximity to water creates a unique mesoclimate. Vineyard management and harvesting all carried out by hand.

Winemaking notes

Grapes were gently destemmed directly into open-top fermenters. Traditional fermentation with a moderately long maceration on skins. Aged for 13 months in 30% new French oak barrels from artisan Burgundian coopers. This wine was fermented with indigenous yeast and was not fined or filtered.

Tasting notes

Lifted aromas of violet and rose integrate seamlessly with black cherry and complex earthen and dried herb notes. The classic Cornish Point expansiveness and deep fruit provides a solid core through the mid-palate. Velvet like tannins coat the mouth for a rich and thoroughly engaging finish.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 93 points -

October 2019

Aromas of fresh red cherries and some rose-like florals, in an upbeat, fruit-driven style. A very concentrated and ripe array of brambly raspberries and red cherries with smooth tannins, delivering a web of fresh-fruit flavor. Succulent and spicy, oak-tinged finish.

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Wine Advocate

- 92 points -

Joe Czerwinski , February 2020

"... the 2018 Cornish Point Pinot Noir features black cherries and a hint of licorice, plus some vaguely floral notions. It's medium to full-bodied, with supple tannins and just a bit of chocolate on the finish, reflecting the warmth of the vintage." 

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