Garnet in color with a strawberry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays strawberries to match the nose. On the lighter side of medium length in finish the wine displays some gentle tannins and acidity along with some mocha notes. This is a slightly lighter pinot but still spot on varietal. Very nice. This was number two we paired with the cornish hen. I would give it an 88 or so.
From the LCBO web site:
Sutherland Pinot Noir 2015 — VINTAGES#: 624924
STYLE – Medium-bodied & Fruity
Healthy medium cherry-red. Cranberry, raspberry, herbs and earth on the nose; aeration brought some darker cherry and forest floor notes. A juicy, leanish midweight, with good penetration to its red berry, herb and spice flavors. More about aromatics than weight -which is no complaint! Nicely delineated, fresh Pinot with brisk acidity and a light touch. Finishes with a fine dusting of dryish tannins and subtle length. Drinking window: 2017-2021. Score – 88. (Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com, May 2017) $19.95
Release Date:October 27, 2018
Alcohol/Vol 13.8% Made in: Elgin, South Africa By: Thelema Mountain Vineyards (Pty) Lt Sugar Content:3 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style:Medium-bodied & Fruity