Kalex Central Otago Rose Brut 2012 $39 ★★★★

I love the pretty rose-gold colour in the glass, but we all know looks aren’t everything.  So I was reassured to find it has alluring aromas of shrewsbury biscuit, berry bagel and soft, toasted nutty flavours in the mouth, followed by a hint of cherry on the finish.  It’s a lovely example of a southern sparkler.  www.kalexwines.co.nz