Le Parisien Pinot Noir Pays D’Oc, 2009, France

Though white’s and pink’s are what most turn to on hot days, I will, from time to time, throw in a pinot noir, because of its general, light bodied makeup, hence this review of Le Parisien Pinot Noir Pays D’Oc. Those of you reading this, knowing that Vin Pays D’Oc literally translates to ‘wine of the country’ and that it is the designation only one step ahead of table wine, may be wondering why we chose to review this. In our experience though, you are able to find a gem or two in even the lower designations and every wine has its place.  So with that being said, let’s get into talking about this pinot noir.

Though, in the paragraph above, I gave the defensive statement in support of today’s pinot noir, I do have to be honest and say that we were disappointed with its taste. Le Parisien Pinot Noir colour was the standard dark red that crosses between chestnut and rosewood. On the nose, we picked up dark berries, with a mineral undertone. On the palate, this wine was tremendously high in tannins, extremely tart and not well balanced at all.  The afore, coupled with this wines long finish made this a ‘so so’ experience.

This wine retails at the LCBO for $12.45.

Our score: 2.5/5