Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2021 $65-$75

One of the most silky, smooth, precisely structured Central Otago pinot noir’s I’ve experienced in a long time. Soothing, savoury and bursting at the seams with roasted rhubarb, wild berries, crabapple complexity and tannins that lurk in the background like a shy kid at the school social who secretly wants to start a punk band. Baked rhubarb, sacks of pinecones and kindling, it’s rich, savoury and deeply delicious.