95 Points - Bob Campbell!
"Felton Road's story is one of refusal to compromise. A strict 100% estate policy with fully organic and biodynamic viticulture (Demeter certified) ensures that our fruit arrives at the winery as pure as it can be, while our entire estate comes as close to true sustainability as is possible. A commitment to hands off winemaking: gravity flow, wild yeasts, wild malolactic, an avoidance of fining and filtration all help preserve the wine's expression of its terroir.
An inviting and complex nose of almond and apricot kernel with our distinctive white florals. It’s less citrus focussed than normal, expressing more in the stonefruit spectrum due to the warmer 2018 growing season. Winemaking is minimalist: not fined or filtered, allowing for greater expression of place over process. The various vineyard components of this Bannockburn bottling contribute to a palate that is textural, nutty and very long."
- Felton Road
"Very textural chardonnay - silken with impressive weight and mouth-feel. Wet stone, mineral, a hint of marzipan, white peach, stone fruit and nicely integrated oak. A sophisticated wine with real power. Needs time to reveal it's full potential."
- Bob Campbell, The Real Review, Aug 19