Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $49.99
The excellent thing about Villa Maria having multiple sites in Marlborough from which to source pinot noir from, is that when it comes to crafting the ‘Reserve’, those soils really are their oyster. The best rows from the best blocks are chosen and made as individual wines then a massive, marathon, blending session occurs where the winemaking team decide the exact formula for that years reserve offering. This 2019 vintage has life, vitality, verve and spicy electricity on the palate. Boasting clove, cherry, sandalwood, cinnamon and ripe rhubarb on the nose and palate, it’s a deeply satisfying and dangerously drinkable style that’ll wow those dinner party doom-and-gloomers for sure. Delicious!