Astrolabe Wrekin Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $65

Aromatically this dark, glossy, pinot noir has a huge lift of red apple and cherry blossom right up front while on the palate it roars with fresh tamarillo, rhubarb and layers of earthy, black tea and soft, savoury meaty notes on the palate. It shows really prominent tannins and a very defined, dried herb heft on the finish. Drinking it before 2024 almost feels like infanticide as it’s definitely destined for the cellar and will improve with time.