Martinborough Vineyard Pinot Noir

Aptly named, this estate makes definitive Martinborough pinot noir, and the sensational 2011 is set to go down among the greats. It’s elegantly poised, with alluring violet perfume and delightful, precise black cherry, plum and liquorice strap flavours. Fine texture, firm structure, seamless line and great persistence suggest enduring potential. $62 at Discount Wines (2010), $72 at Wine Box Warehouse (2011).