FELTON ROAD “Calvert” Pinot Noir 2015

(Central Otago, New Zealand) $70

Mesmerizing flavor without mass. Richness without weight. I’ve always imagined that for the monks of Burgundy, a great pinot noir must have been a vinous “holy spirit”—a wine that transcended the corporeal. Felton Road’s “Calvert” Pinot Noir comes as close to this idea as any wine I’ve had in a long time. Ethereally light yet rivetingly rich, spicy, and mineraly, it springs onto the palate with gymnastic grace. And then the wine begins to slowly unfurl itself. If it wasn’t so monastic, it would be X-rated. (14% abv)

97 points KM

Available at K & L Wines

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