Loopline Vineyard Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2018 $22 (not released, may be in new label)

Bright ruby colour, intensely aromatic, clove, alspice, nutmeg, black tea, cocoa and wild cherry, solid acidity, tree bark, slight salinity, earthy edge yet has truckloads of flavour and a deep, dried herb, pepper – loads of good stuff here!  It’s perfumed and plucky and I can’t wait to see how it improves with a little age.