2004 Felton Road Block 5 Central Otago Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., $49, screw cap. · A big-boned wine with intense flavors that overshadow the restrained aromas of black cherry, blackberry, roasted nuts, herbs and oak. A big gulp of black fruit leads the attack in the mouth, yet the wine is rich, smooth and velvety with a pleasing earthiness and deft use of oak. This wine has a ways to go before it reveals itself completely and should age beautifully for many years to come. Reviewed October 13, 2008

Winery: Felton Road Wines
From article: Felton Road: Critically Acclaimed Worldwide