The Bald Hills 3 Acres Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017 $32

Brand new on the market, this raspberry, rhubarb, herb and cherry-centric pinot noir from Bannockburn (where the hills are so dry and dusty they’re practically ‘bald’) is lush, plush and all things ‘ush’ on the nose and palate.  Fresh, juicy and showing highly skilled used of oak (French barriques for 12months with 23% of them being new) it’s highly floral and spice-toned all the way.  Lifted and lithe – it’s a joy to sip.