I buy from various sources and will pick up the odd bottle if it appeals, this was a Pinot Noir from the states an area that can provide decent reasonably priced versions of the grape, not this time, opened on my birthday and poured for friends, the look on all faces said the same and it swiftly went down the plughole, this below is the review I wrote.
Being currently unavailable is actually a godsend re this “wine”, I am always willing to try a cheaper Pinot Noir in the hope one will shine through and a few do.
I question if this is the same wine the buyer tasted ? it is frankly awful strange vegetable nose pale almost orange colour in bright light, thin almost bitter taste and no ripe fruit there at all, this is the worst wine I have had the displeasure to come across in years.
If by some misfortune this does come back in stock, avoid like the plague, this was served to four people and all gave the same sorry tale of how poor it was before all went down the gurgler.
Naturally it was instantly replaced with something decent which in this case was not difficult.
I am sure that others have had a disaster or two this year ?