Wairau River Rose 2018
There's a ruby brightness to the youthful Burgundy hue. The bouquet is sensuous with subtle smoky nuances and hints of spiced cherries, and the texture is smooth as it flows across the palate. The light tannins support the juicy red cherry and redcurrant fruits, there’s a momentary woody herb note, a touch of savouriness and a spicy flourish to the almost creamy finish where subtle nuances of woodsmoke waft through. A soft easy drinking style that’s full of Pinot’s charm and will definitely seduce the masses. 5 stars and no. 8 in the Cuisine Top 10.