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Is this the best value wine available today?

By Sarah Groves, also posted in News on

Paparuda Pinot NoirWe think so, but don’t just take our word for it... Alastair Marshall, Adnams Senior Wine Buyer, knows a bargain when he tastes one, and he homed straight in on two superb wines from Romania - Paparuda Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio. The wines are well-made, expressive and brilliant value for money. Wine journalists have been loving the wines, too. Here is just a small selection of recent press quotes featuring Paparuda’s Pinot Noir: Tim Atkin, 5th December 2012 “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.” Fiona Beckett, The Guardian, 2nd November 2012: "Affordable red for everyday drinking is increasingly hard to find. It’s easy enough to find a wine for a special occasion, but less so to find a reliable, inexpensive red for midweek drinking. When you do find one of those, it's worth buying in quantity because you always get a discount for an unsplit case. Eastern Europe used to be a good source of bargain drinking that hasn’t featured much on the shelves lately... I recommend you fill your boots… the unbelievably cheap Paparuda Pinot Noir which puts most sub-£12 burgundy to shame and which you could happily drink with salmon or tuna as well as meat…" Paparuda Mixed Case offer £60, that's just £5 a bottleMatthew Jukes, Daily Mail Weekend, 13th October  2012 "Pinot Noir simply cannot be this good this cheap! There is a perfect, red fruit bouquet, slippery palate and spine tingling finish on this Romanian superstar and the price is definitely not a mistake". See more press quotes here. Both are £5.79 each, but bought by the 12-bottle case this drops down to £5.21 a bottle - well worth stocking up on. We’ve created a mixed case of the Pinot Noir and the Pinot Grigio so that you can try both styles - at £60 this brings the bottle prices down further to £5.00.


Sarah Groves