August Kesseler The Daily August Pinot Noir 2017
Always a crowd pleaser, this well-priced Pinot is gorgeous from first whiff, offering plumes of dried rose petal, black cherry and earth. It's ripe but elegantly restrained, awakening the palate with hits of pert blackberry edged by burnt caramel and fresh beetroot. Fine, silky tannins make it approachable already but it's structured enough to last a decade.
A lively, elegant red, with notes of crushed strawberry and light cedar. Shows good intensity up front, but tails off slightly, showing a hint of spice on the finish. Drink now.