Sunday, 24 October 2010

Why don't we get Pinot Noir ?

Its inbetween wine club meetings this week, so not feeling jaded at all...

The question is ~ Why don't we get Pinot Noir?

We have tried it a couple of times over the years, which means we have probably tried about eight different bottles of Pinot Noir..

The wine critics rave over it: deep colour, silky light tannins, juicy red summer fruits, black cherry & plums to list some of the comments... However, we have found it a major dissapointment it looks watery and thin and tastes as bad as it looks, none of use have liked it.

Are we too used to big fat juicy glugable new world reds?

Any suggestions?

Time to stick a cork in it.

Bye S


Mark said...

Its been some time since we tried the Pinot Noir...maybe we need to try this grape again an dgive it another chance.

Wine Club said...

I think that is a good idea, maybe we need to spend a bit more per bottle to find a good one.. a trip to the Bottleneck might be an idea..

Karen said...

I don't agree at all. I love Pinot Noir, it's one of my favourites. But you have to pay more for it. French Pinot Noir is mostly rubbish (imho) but New Zealand Pinot Noir can't be beaten. Pay upwards of £12 and you'll be fine.

Anonymous said...

I have just had the pleasure of consuming, all to myself, a whole bottle of 'Jacktone Ranch' Pinot Noir. It was excellent and provided a very pleasurable few hours in a haze of alcoholic sunset!

This was a 2011 bottling, which has held well. It had a lovely medium dark hue which looked especially attractive with sunlight behind the glass. The flavour was excellent - dark red fruity, which brought to mind blackberries and those delicious mauve sweet plums. It carried a slight tang of spices and a gentle, oak undertone which made it even more interesting.

The Californian sunshine and climate are obviously ideal for this grape.

I shall definitely repeat this experience.