Yealands Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 $27

Red apple, tamarillo and cherry aromatics all wash through onto the palate of this super-smooth pinot noir. Fresh, youthful yet showing some density and weight, and finely tuned tannins to finish. A ribbon of smoke curls around the core of spice rather nicely.

Paired with: Indonesian Style Coconut & Lamb Shank Curry – dish Magazine Issue 104 2022

If you can’t roar out to the shops in the 3 hours it takes to slow-cook this dish to buy the Yealands Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 ($27) then fossick around online to secure a bottle beforehand because it’s ferociously tasty with the tamarind and ginger flavours in this curry. Bright, cherry-centric and velvety-smooth, it’s just the knees of the bees.