Time is the only key that can unlock potential. Open an exceptional bottle before its time, and we can only detect, but not taste, potential. Central Otago Pinot Noir tend to be fruitier than their Burgundian counterparts which even when fruity, tend to greater structure, including tannins and acidity. At 10 years, Felton Road’s Bannockburn Pinot Noir has sweetness of fruit – raspberries, cherries, and autumn leaves – supple tannins and roundness of freshness. The wine has legs to age and will continue to evolve. Between 2022 and 2025 is another good window to appraise this delicious Kiwi pinot again. Felton Road farms organically and biodynamically.