Barton & Guestier Pinot Noir Vin de Pays d'Oc Bistro Wine 2007

Member Review by Nathan P:

Admittedly, the cute label actually set the bar low since I figure often the money spent on label design is making up for actual wine quality. So I approached it with scrutiny since I got it for $11. At first, it didn't seem like a pinot noir, but like a lot of cheap pinots, off balance with sharp astringency vs. sugariness. Some air after sitting in the glass for an hour mellowed it, but nothing showed quality. However, the next night after being sealed up, it paired well with dinner and I realized it had a nice strawberry-like taste. Not real strawberries, more like candy strawberry, but subtle anyway, and the off flavors were gone. All in all, it would make an great casual gift wine for the casual wine drinker.

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  Barton & Guestier has a rich history, dating back to the 18th century. Thomas Barton founded his wine-shipping company in 1725, quickly rising to unparalleled levels of success. By 1747, he was considered Bordeaux’s best shipper, and he was the first shipper to have his own wine estates. In 1802, Hugh Barton, Thomas’ grandson, formed a partnership with Daniel Guest... Read more
  Barton & Guestier has a rich history, dating back to the 18th century. Thomas Barton founded his wine-shipping company in 1725, quickly rising to unparalleled levels of success. By 1747, he was considered Bordeaux’s best shipper, and he was the first shipper to have his own wine estates. In 1802, Hugh Barton, Thomas’ grandson, formed a partnership with Daniel Guestier, a French trader, to create Barton & Guestier, now the oldest wine merchant established in Bordeaux. While the company was established in Bordeaux, that’s not where the winemaking ends - it is present in numerous other regions in France, including Loire Valley, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Rhone Valley, Provence, Languedoc, Gascony, and Corsica. This diversity of production grants it a universal appeal, allowing distribution in 130 countries. Laurent Prada, the company’s head winemaker, works in partnership with about 150 winegrowers in France to produce consistent, high-quality wines sourced from all over France. Read less
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Snooth User: Nathan P
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3.00 5
11/23/2009

Admittedly, the cute label actually set the bar low since I figure often the money spent on label design is making up for actual wine quality. So I approached it with scrutiny since I got it for $11. At first, it didn't seem like a pinot noir, but like a lot of cheap pinots, off balance with sharp astringency vs. sugariness. Some air after sitting in the glass for an hour mellowed it, but nothing showed quality. However, the next night after being sealed up, it paired well with dinner and I realized it had a nice strawberry-like taste. Not real strawberries, more like candy strawberry, but subtle anyway, and the off flavors were gone. All in all, it would make an great casual gift wine for the casual wine drinker.


Snooth User: Graeme Fraser
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3.00 5
06/23/2013

Three glasses


External Reviews for Barton & Guestier Pinot Noir Vin de Pays d'Oc Bistro Wine

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Source: CityWineCellar.com
02/27/2010

It is a tradition in France to meet at the local bistro to relax, socialize, drink wine and dine in a casual friendly setting. The Bistro varietals, consisting of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, have all the right qualities of good bistro wines : simple, delicious, fun to drink, and excellent with lots of different foods and flavors!




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