Misha’s Vineyard Verismo Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013 $75

“We hold back our Reserve Pinot Noir so it’s always an ‘aged’ release” say Misha and Andy Wilkinson of their flagship pinot noir.  Released six years from harvest, the Verismo is a butterfly.  Unfurling slick, rainbow wings of flavour, cherry, blueberry, caramelised spices, baked tamarillo and soothing, warming textures ooze forth.  It’s an elegant, dance-across-your-palate-style that leaves a seductive impression.