2017 CABAL Pinot Noir 75cl (North Canterbury, New Zealand)
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
Tasting: Put on your best Jamie Oliver in the '00s impression and say "this Pinot is Pukka, mate!" Why? Because this is a serious New World Pinot Noir, showing the dark and broody side of the grape. A floral scent, with ripe plums behind that which leads to a surprising green peppery palate. Beautifully balanced, but the playful tannins will have you reaching for more.
FYI: This is made by Theo Coles, the winemaker behind one of NZ's cult wines; The Hermit Ram Sauvignon Blanc.