He says: This is a solid Pinot Noir, but would it be worth the $40-50 CAD it’d be priced at in BC? Probably not.
She says: For me, this was a disappointment, especially at the £20 price tag.
He says: Simple, boring, and a short finish. Damn, this sucked.
She says: A most uninspiring wine not worthy of its $27 price tag.
She says: Having been unimpressed with other Malborough Pinot Noir I’ve tasted, this wine proved to me that they can deliver on this finicky variety.
He says: At an informal blind tasting we attended of 7 different Pinot Noirs between $25 & $70, this one took first place in our books. Enough said.
She says: This wine took us by surprise and stood up well beside examples from around the world.
He says: It’s drinking beautifully right now, showing a lot of meatiness and intensity on the nose, with sour cherry and herbaceousness on the palate.
He says: A well-balanced wine that I will definitely re-buy in a better vintage to drink again.
She says: Having been impressed in the past by Andrew Rich wines, it was a pleasant surprise to see this unveiled after the tasting.
He says: It was a bad year for Oregon, hit by heavy rains at harvest, and yes, 2007 Oregonian Pinot Noir is an expensive lesson we won’t soon forget.
She says: With high expectations this rather simple palate failed to deliver.
She says: When it comes to Pinot Noir I generally have very expensive taste, even among New World examples. This did not hold true when it came to the Le Vieux Pin Belle with it’s $45 price tag.
He says: The bouquet shows promise, but on the palate, it’s an oaky, tannic mess with dead, thin fruit, belittling the elegance of what a Pinot Noir is supposed to be.