Tukipo River Estate Fat Duck Pinot Noir 2009 $48 

In a word, jaw-dropping.  Roland Norman has created a wine exotically perfumed with cherrywood smoke, hedgerow fruits, lush, forest leaf litter and japonica.  I love the wild strawberry and rhubarb flavours and its silky, slippery mouthfeel.  It’s an absolutely sensational example and one I desperately wish they’d made more of.  For more information visit www.tukipoterraces.co.nz