Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Blanc 2021 $29

Remember the greatest gifts you ever got? A BMX, a Barbie, a G.I Joe, an Atari2600, a fishing rod and that awesome DIY tattoo gun? Well the joy that this delicious sip delivers, is just like turning seven and getting a recorder and a walkie talkie for your birthday. While it might sound a bit odd to describe a wine as a deviant, this white mutation of pinot noir is fabulously floral, elegant and excellent with spicy food. A whistle of white pepper, roast stonefruit, zesty acidity, toasty layers, crispness and great mid-palate richness leads to textural complexity and terrificness.