Felton Road

Chardonnay Cellaring Guide Matrix

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Chardonnay Elms Drink Drink Drink Drink Hold & Drink Drink Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink
Chardonnay Bannockburn Peaked Peaked Peaked Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink
Chardonnay Block 2 Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink Hold & Drink
Chardonnay Block 6 Hold & Drink Hold & Drink

Cellaring Key:     Hold Hold     Hold & Drink Hold & Drink     Drink Drink     Peaked Peaked     Blank: not made

As our wines generally are approachable and enjoyable on release, we are able to label them as such on this guide. They will develop increased complexity with careful cellaring generally developing secondary characters from about 4-5 years old and tertiary ones at twice that age. We label wines as drink and hold unless we feel they really need to be cellared before they will be enjoyable (hold) or if we think they are nearing the end of their life (drink), or past best (peaked).