Te Kano Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 $49

The international buzz for this wine is the equivalent of pouring Phar Lap, Lorraine Downes, Rod & Rach, Richie McCaw, LOTR and Lucy Lawless into a bottle and basking in the glory. Boasting concentrated cherry, powerful plum, saucy spices and dried herb complexity, it’s no wonder it scooped the highest NZ wine score at the latest London International Wine & Spirit Competition. Velvety, deeply flavoured and beautifully balanced, it’s hoovering gold medals and 5-star accolades like no tomorrow. Stunning stuff to sip with peppered lamb ribs.  http://www.tekanoestate.com

(5Star Gold Medal dish Magazine 2021)