Rapaura Springs Limestone Terrace Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 $45

Grown in the seriously southern, ruggedly coastal district of Ward, these individually-numbered bottles of pinot noir all hold an exotic tension in terms of texture, they’re scented with that unmistakeable ‘fallen logs in the forest’ note, moss-covered, leaf litter, wild cherries, black tea, raspberry and a hint of rhubarb to every sip. Juicy, complex, ultimately refreshing and deliciously drinkable, it’s a smooth, round, fleshy pinot noir with a big future ahead of it.