Folding Hill Ballasalla Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013 $35 ★★★★BallasallaPinotNoir2012a

‘Ballasalla’ is the name of the village on the Isle of Man where owner Tim Kerruish grew up.  It’s appropriate, as the wine has a ‘homely’ feel to it, immediately comforting and approachable.  Attractive red rose, red cherry, tea, black guava and bouquet garni herbs are all packed into this pinot which finishes slippery and succulent.  I’d love to see how this wine develops over the coming years.