Fairmont Estate Admiral Hill Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2012 $25 ★★★

Lovers of old-school earthiness in their pinot will be all over this wine that’s produced from fruit sourced from the Gladstone Terraces.  Made by Jon McNab, it’s a wine boasting aromas of ancient fallen tree trunks, lush forest floor notes, savoury cherry and shitake mushroom flavours.  Combine those with silky tannins and a surprise kick of sneaky spice on the finish and wow.  www.fairmontestate.co.nz