Glaetzer-Dixon Rêveur Tasmania Pinot Noir

An impressive blend of two-thirds Coal River Valley and one-third Tinderbox (overlooking Bruny Island), this vintage spent 18 months in French oak (almost double the time of the vintages before it). The result is wonderfully exotic, laced with mixed spice, Christmas cake, orange liqueur and morello cherries. It pulls off such complexity without a hint of heaviness or stewiness, upholding a medium-bodied elegance, finely textured tannins, seamless interwoven mouth feel and great persistence. $45 at My Cellars (2009), $53 at Emptyglass and Cracka (2010).