Te Mata Alma Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2019 $59.99 (4.5 stars)

Immediately more expressive upfront than the 2018 vintage, anise and boasting juicy smoked cherry notes and white pepper – pretty and aromatic, and the structure is delicious, gentle tannins are right up around the front gums, while the saliva glands are working in the background to make you want another sip, and then another and all of a sudden it’s gone.

Aqueous, 5 day soak, no alcohol then when fermenting only plunged twice a day.

not fined, but a long settling period to create the bright appearance.