2005 Vichon Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Languedoc Roussillon
  • Vin de Pays d'Oc
Drink between 2007 - 2011 (Edit)
CT88.4 8 reviews
Label borrowed from 2006

Community Tasting Notes 7

  • jryanday wrote:

    July 25, 2012 - Subdued burgundy color, muted nose, smell more alcohol than fruit. Slight earthiness, thin. Generally unremarkable.

  • wrote: 90 points

    October 4, 2008 - Just a excellent example of Pinot Noir. Dark cherries on the nose with a little earth. The classic deep dark Pinot Noir character. Nice acidity with mellow soft tannins. Alcohol burn was a tad higher than the first night but well within reason. Very enjoyable.

  • wrote: 90 points

    October 2, 2008 - Wow! I've been saving two bottles for a while and decided to crack one this evening to go along with some Salmon. Very smooth. Dark cherries on the nose. Nice solid mouth feel. I sensed dark cherry, blackberry and black pepper. A little tannins left on the back end. Very enjoyable. Can't wait to drink the rest tomorrow night!

  • Shawna Benson wrote: 87 points

    January 27, 2008 - This is my first tasting note, so I'm pretty amateur. I hope to get better at this being a bit of a novice, but here goes.

    Decanted for 30 minutes after removing from wine fridge kept at 56 degrees. Color is 'raspberry red' and there were hints of raspberry on the tongue. Actually let it sit a little longer (maybe another 15 minutes) to breathe in the glass, and found the flavors opened up a bit more -- I tasted a bit of blackberry and a slight tobacco flavor, which I see was mentioned in some other tasting notes for this wine. As the wine warms a bit, the aromas really come to life.

    For the price this was a very good wine, not the best Pinot I've had, but certainly a good 'every day' wine. I plan to try another glass tomorrow to see how it stands.

    Sorry again for the clumsy notes.

  • RetiredNavy wrote: 88 points

    January 5, 2008 - Opened this (second bottle) of Vichon Pinot Noir for use in a Wine Course - red wine tasting flight, comparing Pinot, Cab and Shiraz. I generally like Cabernets the best of the three types of red wines. But this Pinot was good. While the alcohol was exactly the same in both the Pinot and Shiraz (13.5%) the Pinot was very silky without any over-the-top alcohol feel. While both the Shiraz and Cab had very forward tannins and alcohol that was very ebullient. This may have made a convert of me to try more Pinot Noir's in the future. Ruby Red color of a medium/pale intensity, Strawberry, raspberry and olive flavors and nose. Moderate acidity, silky tannins and medium finish. A very good everyday wine and picked it up for 1/2 normal retail. Not complex, but well balanced for the price. Wilfred Wong gave it 90 points, I gave it just a tad less, but still liked it and not bad for under $11.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Vichon
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Languedoc Roussillon
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Vin de Pays d'Oc
  • UPC Code 097871162388

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  • In Cellars 16 (33%)
  • Consumed 33 (67%)

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