Felton Road is one of the leading names in New Zealand wine, famous for producing wines which show strong varietal character along with a distinct old-world structure. Produced in very small quantities, these wines are highly sought after and often pass an uncanny resemblance to the great wines of Burgundy. Although everything produced by Felton Road is of exemplary quality, it is usually the Pinot Noir releases that generate the most excitement amongst critics, collectors and drinkers. Block 5 Pinot Noir 2013 is made from grapes taken from a special section of the producers Elm’s vineyard which was planted in 1993. This wine was aged for 18 months in French oak barrels and crafted in a non-interventionalist manner using indigenous yeast with no fining or filtration. Beautifully perfumed in style, the nose displays floral aromas of rose petal and violets that are supported by hallmark dark cherry, plum, and spice notes. Rich, ripe and concentrated in the mouth, this sublime release is classically formed with the unmistakeable pedigree, finesse and impeccable balance that is characteristic of this cult wine. Representing one of New Zealand’s finest Pinot Noir’s, this will age well over the next 6-8 years and would pair beautifully with game dishes.