Pinot Noir 2007
Marks & Spencer
I opened the bottle in advance to let it breathe before the evening’s wine tasting.
It needs to be held in the glass to let the flavours develop.
The recognisable flavours were of wild raspberry and plums with mellow spicy tones and a hint of earthiness and a lovely colour of brick red dust.
My friend Ken thought this wine was very much to his taste and in his words ‘a superb tipple’. It reminded him of roasting chestnuts around an open fire.
Pinot Noir grapes are notoriously difficult to grow but this wine comes from 50 year old vines which are well established.
The label had quite a nice font but otherwise it was plain and simple.
Although Pinot Noir is traditionally enjoyed with grilled or braised meats we had it with sausages and pork pie whilst enjoying an evening’s tasting, and the next night finished the bottle with a chilli and all felt it a good combination.
All in all a 7.5/10.