Veranda Pinot Noir: best value Pinot Noir around?
Posted on May 5th, 2008
Saved in Red wine, Sour Grapes recommends, €10-€15
You may or may not have come across a term, Quality-to-Price Ratio or QPR. In relation to wine a good QPR simply means a nice wine at a nice price. The Veranda Pinot Noir is one such wine.
When it comes to Pinot Noir, a good QPR is almost elusive – good Burgundies costing upwards of €25, and only if you know what to look for.
Exclusively available in Ireland through Superquinn, the Veranda Pinot Noir 2004 has beautiful aromas, classic strawberry and cherry with a bit of farmyard thrown in there combine to make this wine comparable to some Burgundies at five times the price.
Made in Casablanca Valley, Chile, from a single estate, Veranda is a joint venture between a Chilean company and Boisset from Burgundy. You can taste the classic Burgundy all the way through this wine, despite it being Chilean and currently on special for €10.49 in Superquinn.
Delicious and definitely the best value Pinot Noir around.
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- Secano Estate Pinot Noir, Leyda Valley, Chile
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- Elsewhere: Veranda review on corkd.com
Interesting question – I have had this wine in the past and unfortunately it did not show at all well the time I had it. It came recommended from Tomas Clancys column in the SBP but really just wasnt hitting it that night.
The best value pinot in my opinion is probably the Cono Sur entry level. Can be bought for €6.99 locally here in Galway, and always plays well whenever I have called upon it.
This is why wine is so great, different palates different opinions.
I’ve tried the Cono Sur a few times and it was just about okay. As regards palates, vive la difference.
Just bought out the whole stock of 2008 Veranda Bio Bio Pinot from SQ Greystones. Priced at €5 and extra 5% for six. A mistake obviously, get down there. Another tip, Tesco finest have a riesling at €8.99. Think it’s called fiddleback or something. Read the label. It is almost certainly the iconic Howard park Riesling which is up there with Grosset and Petaluma in terms of Australias best. Will cellar for up to 20 years.
Tesco Tingleup Riesling€8.99