Do not buy!
I’ve got a lot of time for many of the Finest wines but this one is absolutely revolting. Maybe there is a need to do a bit more checking year on year tasters!
Recommend and will buy again!
I decided to buy this after seeing it featured in a decanter article "Best New Zealand Pinot Noir under £20 – 12 to try", the experts review says it all.
Like a cheap foul white wine
Absolutely foul do not waste your money! They should remove this completely from their stock. It is nothing like a Pinot Noir, but tastes more like a cheap acidic white wine. Had to pour down the sink.
I think this Marlborough Pinot Noir is good despit
I think this Marlborough Pinot Noir is good despite most of the previous reviews saying it is poor. It is a light wine but ideal for summer drinking slightly cool. This also borne out by the IWCC wine challenge giving it a bronze medal !!
A drinkable red, but questionably a pinot noir.
Tesco Finest Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019. I was unfortunate enough to present this to our wine club at an online wine tasting and everyone else (with their own bottles) agreed with me that it didn't resemble any pinot noir we'd had before. To begin with, the colour was wrong - a deep ruby red instead of the normal light red of a pinot noir (and which, according to the label, we should have expected). Not only this, the nose and taste were also entirely wrong. If I'd ordered it in a pub or restaurant as a house red to go with food, I would have considered it pleasant; if I'd ordered it as a pinot noir, it would have been returned. A confusing and disappointing wine.
Buy it. In fact buy 2!
This is a very smooth delicious wine. The kind you can only find in a Pinot Noir. This particular bottle makes you want to open another bottle. Highly recommend!
Undrinkable Pinot Noir
Wish I had read the reviews. For a Tesco Finest this was very poor. Strong tannins and unpleasant to drink. Felt my mouth was coated with a sour wine quite unlike any decent Pinot Noir. Tesco why do you label this as Tesco Finest? You let yourself down, as do the wine producer. Yuch!!! Awful. Undrinkable, poured it. down the sink.
Vile - please don’t waste your money
Given this wine as a substitute for the ‘Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec’ on tonight’s Tesco food delivery...absolutely vile. I said to the delivery driver I was so looking forward to the Malbec I had ordered as it had beaming reviews, to which he replied I had a fair few substitutes, and this was one of them. This wine is so acidic and tasteless, very dissatisfying for an apparent “substitute”, waste of money, wish I had rejected it had I known!
Very poor wine. Disappointed as New Zealand white wines are fabulous! Poor flavour almost tastes like it has not been fermented! Having tasted Tesco finest Montepulciano D’ Abruzzo and their standard Sicilian Nero D’ Avola, and Tesco basic Sicilian wine, and general Chianti, Barolo (fabulous!) and Chilean Merlots and Spanish Campo Viejo this bears no comparison. I love New Zealand and it’s people but this wine is hideous!
Very disappointing purchase
Wish I read the reviews before purchasing. Very disappointed with this wine. Had assumed that as it was in the Tesco Finest range, it would have been of reasonable quality. Not at all smooth, and while I wouldn't go as far as another reviewer in comparing it to vinegar, I will be using it in cooking.