New World Pinot Noir – some of the best


Last week I had the huge pleasure of taking part in an enormously revealing blind tasting at Hardy's wine bar in Dorset Street, London W1 – flights of Pinot Noirs from some of the best sources outside Burgundy. See the full background to the tasting, and an analysis of the results, in Who makes the best Pinot Noir?

We knew that each flight was of some of the best wines from each of Australia, California, Chile, New Zealand and Oregon but did not know which order the flights were in. I will outline my overall impressions on Saturday but suffice...