Archangel Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014 $37

This Pete Bartle-crafted number is definitely on the tamarillo and tea side and a lipsmacking line of spice and a fresh, frisky acidity. Owned by the Zurakowski family, Archangel’s vineyard is located in the tiny sub-region of Queensberry (a 15-minute drive south of Wanaka), and it’s fast becoming famous for its lush, plush, berry-saturated pinot noir.  Deeply complex and dangerously drinkable.