2012 PINOT NOIR $ 18
Clutha, Central Otago, NZ
13.5 per cent A soft and fruity, smoothly textured drop showing fresh cherry and plum aromas and flavours with a touch more fleshy weight than the others here and good savoury spiciness on the finish. 2010 PINOT NOIR $ 22
Yarra Valley, Vic
13.0 per cent Light and pleasantly persistent with plummy fruit in the mouth, a silky smooth texture and a soft, subtle finish. Again a summerdrinking pinot with enough fruit- driven flavour and freshness to be good as a backyard barbecue primer or with something like alfresco antipasti.
Rowella, Tamar Valley
13.0 per cent This is another of those wonderfully juicy, midweight, bright cherry and softly tannic styles of pinot that Tasmania can do so well and that exemplifies the variety’s great versatility, especially with food. Perfect drinking with just about anything light and spring/ summer fresh or any time.