Te Mata Estate Alma Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2018 $60

Ultra-bright and bouncing with broody cherry and mulberry fruit, it’s fresh, vibrant and showing great depth and developing character.  The fruit appears ripe and yet shows restraint and the tannins have good cling and I feel they’ll integrate further with the fruit over time.  Savoury and showing elements of tree bark and spice – it’s firmly setting a benchmark for the region.