Monday, December 24, 2012

The Winery of Good Hope Western Cape Pinot Noir Reserve 2011 90 Points

By far the best made to date under the Winery of Good Hope label, a blend of Elgin and Stellenbosch fruit, showing vibrant cherry red, with a purple rim.

Clean, slightly reductive, subtle ripe plums, cherries, saffron spiciness, game meat, subtle oaking.

Dry with medium plus acidity, crackling freshness, crunchy tannins, cherry pip, and stemmy freshness, leesy texture, savoury, long and persistent.

Ignore at your peril, at the price it is very hard to get better quality, over delivers on price points, now until 2018.