Cheap Pinot Noir Wines

Finding the gems


« Prev Next » 4 of 9
2008 De Bortoli Vat 10 Pinot Noir South Eastern Australia 13.5% $15

A bit beefy on the nose with cola, tea, tar and smoldering underbrush notes accenting sweet cranberry fruit. Rather round and lush on entry, then turning nicely taut through the mid-palate. Soft tannins support nicely round, lightweight cherry and slightly peachy fruit that rolls onto a fairly long, somewhat rusty and lightly stemmy finish. This shows a nice level of complexity with an edge of maturity, adding sweetness and softness to the palate. 89pts

Find out more

Mentioned in this article


  • Snooth User: EMark
    Hand of Snooth
    847804 7,881

    Thank you, Greg. I'm sure I can find some of these at the local purveyor.

    Nov 15, 2011 at 3:10 PM

  • Unlike other Chilean Pinots I tasted (some of them claiming much higher status like Reserva, Special Selection etc.) this one stands out to advantage: strict in character, crisp and balanced in taste, and strangely no that nasty heavy sulphitic bouquet the Chilean mass-market wines are so notorious for

    Nov 16, 2011 at 12:55 AM

  • Snooth User: SAWI
    373015 9

    I don't see South African Pinot? Hamilton Russel and Bouchard Finlayson!!

    Dec 06, 2011 at 4:45 AM

  • Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
    Hand of Snooth Voice of Snooth
    89065 225,524

    In what world are they considered cheap?

    Dec 06, 2011 at 8:43 AM

  • Snooth User: SAWI
    373015 9

    I missed that!!!

    Dec 06, 2011 at 9:33 AM

  • Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
    Hand of Snooth Voice of Snooth
    89065 225,524

    HA! You'll have to wait for $35-$50 International Pinots before I get around to them. Love the Hamilton Russel but have to admit to having never tasted the Bouchard Finlayson. I'll keep a watch out for it though. Thanks for the tip!

    Dec 06, 2011 at 9:58 AM

Add a Comment

Search Articles

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Daily Wine WisdomMore Wine Tips

Snooth Media Network