Bald Hills Single Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017 $45.99

Five years on from vintage, and this Central Otago star is finally confident enough to start putting its head above the fence to yell, ‘Yoo-hoo, boys!’ With seductive spices on the nose, wild rhubarb and tamarillo notes on the palate, and a warming, savoury, sandy finish, it’s quite a catch. It’s also rich and soothing and will help you sing in tune and dance with impressive coordination and rhythm. It’s true. I don’t make the rules. Enjoy with duck and shiitake mushroom soup. Drink now through 2024.