As expected, this Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand, is a fine tuned example. It is full of fresh strawberries, a tint of vanilla and oak and a crispness that you only get from careful making. At 13.5% it is well integrated and absolutely where it should be, warming but not spirited. Pale and transparent, a good sprinkling of vegetal undergrowth that draws you in and wraps you up in its silky texture - a wine to enjoy!
Score 89 and at under £9 at the mo (Tesco's), a snip.