The Winery of Good Hope Reserve Pinot Noir 2016

Darker in color than a normal pinot noir, with a mild nose of soft red berries. On the mid palate the wine displays some unusual smokey notes, some soft red berries, nothing close to strawberries along with some woody/earthy notes. There’s even a hint of cherry notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some smooth tannins and acidity. There’s some nice mouth grip and rustic notes. There’s some lovely dryness … It’s an unusual but good pinot. I would give it an 88 or so …

From the LCBO web site (check stock):
The Winery of Good Hope Reserve Pinot Noir 2016 — VINTAGES#: 146415
STYLE – Full-bodied & Firm
100% whole-berry fermented from Elgin quite similar to Freedom (except only 6 months in older oak). Fresh and bright, with tangy black berry fruit. Great value. Step above last-tasted 2012. Score – 4 Stars (out of 5). (Platter’s South African Wine Guide, 2018) $19.95
Release Date:May 12, 2018
Alcohol/Vol14.5% Made in:Elgin, South Africa by Winery Of Good Hope Sugar Content:2 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry

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