Sunday, July 7, 2013

Le Grand Pinot Noir (Black Sheep) 2011

Date of Tasting: 23 June 2013
Wine Type: Red
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 12.5%
Origin: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Appellation: Vin de Pays d'Oc (VDP)
Expect to Pay: ~ THB600 (retail price in Thailand)
Chubby Score: 88/100
Value for money: 6/10
Professional Rating: n.a.

Appearance: red but rather pale
Aroma: ripe cherry and spices 
Palate: light and crisp, a little high in acidity, spiced cherries and cranberries dominant, somewhat earthy, layers of vanilla too, low in tannins, warm climate characters.

I came across this wine at Wine Connection (that cute black sheep, haha) and noticed that the price was not so high, so why not give it a go. Surprisingly, this was more enjoyable than expected. Easy drinking, light, and low tannins. A wine to be consumed at its youth. Another good choice for everyday wine. This can be a good one with fish. Cheers.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
WS = Wine Spectator
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound

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