Tim Atkin | Master of Wine

Tim’s Tasting Notes


2011 Cramele Recas Paparuda Pinot Noir

£5.70, 13.5%, Adnams

This is the first wine I've ever reviewed on this site from Romania, but it's a gift to Pinot Noir lovers. Quite simply, this is the best cheap example of the grape in the world. There's a hint of smoky oak (from a chip or a stave, no doubt), but it's the fruit that really sings: cherry stone and raspberry with supple tannins and a core of sweetness. Not complex, but bright, cheerful and very drinkable.