Whistling Buoy Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2016 $25 

Perfumed with the softest of pot pourri and peach stone, it feels like it’s going to be super-subtle as a wine style.  Then you put it in your mouth and holy moly!  It’s an explosion of crunchy-fresh acidity, guava, tropical tones, incredibly rich, zesty layers of flavour in the mid palate.  For a rosé that’s been in the bottle for a couple of years – it’s still a star.