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Marks & Spencer Bourgogne 2007 Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir 2007 Bourgogne Marks & Spencer Mixed Case £45 Natural Cork 13.5% I opened the bottle in
Posted 14th November 2010        
     

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Pinot Noir 2007
Bourgogne
Marks & Spencer
Mixed Case
£45
Natural Cork
13.5%

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.

     

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Meet the Author:
Julie & Neil Swift
This wine was reviewed by Julie and Neil Swift, both 51 years of age, and we have just had our first grandchild Zak. We live in the beautiful Peak District. Julie is the main wine taster as she was the daughter of a publican, learning to appreciate good wines from an early age. Neil has worked in the same place as a Lab Technician for the past 35 years, he was a football referee but now spends his Saturdays assessing referees. We are a very sociable couple who enjoy hosting and going to parties (most weekends!). My how time and taste buds have moved on from the Liebfraumilch days, although we believe it is making a comeback. Julie has collected menus and recipes from the 1970’s to the present day, the price of a bottle of Italian Pinot Grigio was £3.40 in 1978 in Topo Gigios restaurant in London.