Blackenbrook Family Reserve Nelson Pinot Noir 2019 $45

I can totally see why this wine made the cut for Ursula and Daniel Swarzenbach’s Family Reserve – clearly 2019 was a year where Tāwhirimātea, Māori god of the weather, gave out the good behaviour awards to their vines. The resulting wine is plucky, plush and showing ripe raspberry, redcurrant, wild strawberry and cherry complexity on the nose and palate. Juicy, refreshingly spicy, bright, vibrant, yet deeply flavourful, it’ll absolutely make a good day great, but also soothe any stressy situation.