"I did a double-take the first time I sampled this wine," says top critic Tim Atkin on the previous vintage of this gem. He went on to say that he'd "never tasted a Pinot Noir from France at this low price that was this good."
Judges at the 2010 Decanter World Wine Awards were impressed too: they awarded Domaine Lalande 2009 the silver medal).
Here's the delicious follow up: Deep in the heart of the Languedoc, 30 miles from the ancient walled city of Carcassonne, lies the prestigious Domaine Lalande. It's here that award-winning winemaker Richard Osbourne uses his talents to coax flavor and depth from this great but notoriously fickle grape - with glorious results - thanks especially to the amazing 2010 vintage that graced all of France. Ripe and complex, it offers succulent and great-value proof that supreme Pinot is produced beyond the realms of Burgundy.
Juicy red fruit, with classic Pinot Noir flavors of wild raspberry and a spicy edge. Pair this medium-bodied red with grilled salmon or a fine beef Bourguignon.