Brancott Estate Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 $19

If you’re looking for a perfectly decent, cherry and plum-packed Pinot Noir that won’t give your wallet any grief, this is your parking spot. It’s also the pumped up kicks where aromatics are concerned. Redcurrant and buckets of raspberry wash across a spicy baseline in the mouth. The acidity is hefty, the tannins are super-smooth – it’s a feel-good, taste-good, commercial style that’ll have the crowds smiling. Simple, tasty, a hint of sarsaparilla and redcurrant on the finish and a smooth, slippery texture makes this a darn good go-to if you’re sizzling up some lamb chops for dinner.

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