Posted on May 5th, 2008
You may or may not have come across a term, Quality-to-Price Ratio or QPR. In relation to wine a good QPR simply means a nice wine at a nice price. The Veranda Pinot Noir is one such wine.
When it comes to Pinot Noir, a good QPR is almost elusive – good Burgundies costing upwards of €25, and only if you know what to look for.
Exclusively available in Ireland through Superquinn, the Veranda Pinot Noir 2004 has beautiful aromas, classic strawberry and cherry with a bit of farmyard thrown in there combine to make this wine comparable to some Burgundies at five times the price.
Made in Casablanca Valley, Chile, from a single estate, Veranda is a joint venture between a Chilean company and Boisset from Burgundy. You can taste the classic Burgundy all the way through this wine, despite it being Chilean and currently on special for €10.49 in Superquinn.
Delicious and definitely the best value Pinot Noir around.