Cottier Gladstone Pinot Noir 2016 $28.50

Grown on that famous stretch of Wairarapa wine country, Dakins Road, this pinot noir captures the classic liquorice character which glows in many Gladstone district examples.  It boasts an earthy backbone, loads of savoury character and a tonne of spice to cloak powdery tannins.  Cherry and wild rhubarb dominate the fruit spectrum, with a lick of raspberry and tea leaf linger on the finish.