2011 Felton Road "Cornish Point" Pinot Noir Central Otago New Zealand (Elsewhere $70)
Pretty dried strawberry with cherry aromas. Full-bodied with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Lemon undertones. Lovely silky texture. Drink now or hold.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2011 Cornish Point Pinot Noir has a pale to medium ruby-purple color with fragrant, crushed red cherry, wild strawberry and rose petal aromas laced with hints of cinnamon stick, Nutella on toast and lavender. Full-bodied and opulent in the mouth, it is already very expressive, showing a good fruit concentration, with spicy notes and framed by a medium level of fine tannins and refreshing acidity. It finishes long. It should drink best 2013 to 2018+. (92+)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good medium red. Lovely perfumed nose offers raspberry, cherry, spices and flowers. Juicy and intense, with a captivating sweetness and inner-mouth aromatic lift to its red berry and spice flavors. Very fresh, structured, long pinot noir with a firm tannic spine to support further development in bottle.
Expressive and delicate, offering dried lavender, fresh wild strawberry and cranberry flavors, with nutmeg and cedar notes. Light-bodied and extremely supple, this exhibits a fresh loamy earth character. Drink now through 2022. 947 cases made.
17+ / 20: Pale to mid cherry red. Gently scented then firmer and more spicy on the palate. Fine, refined tannins. Very embryonic.
94 points from Master of Wine, Bob Campbell: "Gently aromatic Pinot Noir with an interesting mix of dark cherry, plum, floral and savoury characters (sweet earth and dried flowers). Smooth-textured wine with depths of flavours that gradually emerge as the wine sits in the glass. Appealing, complex Pinot Noir that delivers power with commendable subtelty."