Wine Tasting Video: Pinot Noir from the Languedoc, Chile & Australia


The second in a series of three videos on red wines that – according to a range of wine merchants in the Yorkshire Dales – might not be averse to a spell in the fridge, and which could be served in Spring with lamb. The first and third videos are here and here. Today, it’s all Pinot Noir…

Domaine de Clovallon Pinot Noir Pays d’Oc 2011, Languedoc, France (£12.50 Terroir Languedoc)
Juicy but tender style, with spicy strawberry and raspberry flavours, gentle tannins and an unforced yumminess. S(-)

Pacifico Sur Pinot Noir Reserva 2010, Curicó, Chile (£9.60 Yorkshire Vintners)
Bold in flavour, but has the blackcurranty reduced character of Chile, and veers towards the overripe, with a slightly minty note to its stewed red fruit. C(+)

Tabali Reserva Especial Pinot Noir 2011, Limarí, Chile (£10.95 Corks & Cases)
Soft strawberry allure nicely softened by oak, ripe but never OTT, and with a lovely friendly finish. S-

Windy Peak Pinot Noir by De Bortoli 2010, Victoria, Australia (£9.99 Booths)
Quite pale in colour, and not hugely concentrated, but offers generous ripe red berry and cherry flavours and a backbone of spicy tannin and acidity. S(-)


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