Pegasus Bay Aged Release Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2009 $40

The clever kids at Pegasus Bay had the foresight to squirrel away a stash of their sought-after pinot noir a decade ago in order to show us what its really capable of.  I love the juicy cherry and redcurrant characters, the evolvement of the spices, fruit layers and lush, plush, texture has me wanting to show this bottle to every person in my street.  It’s so sexy, exotically-structured and velvety to sip, it’s enough to send any pinot fan into flips and spins.  It’s your chance to own something that’s been carefully cellared and aged perfectly – and that doesn’t come around that often.