Here’s what some wine and food critics are saying about Urlar’s 2008 Pinot Noir….
Urlar Pinot Noir 2008 – Paired with Shitake, enoki and shimeji mushrooms mixed together, wrapped in cheung fun pastry and steamed.
“Mushrooms are well understood to be a great friend of Pinot Noir,” explained Parkinson, who went on to describe the wine as “very capable”. “It has purity of fruit and a delicious texture but it’s also got leathery, savoury notes and some minerality,” she said. Barden favoured its “intoxicating nose” and Rousset summed up the wine as “very elegant”. Chaniac pinpointed Urlar as one of his favourite matches, with “animal as well as leather notes, which worked very well with the dish, especially with the mushrooms”. “The very upfront sweetness also worked well,” he said.