Winery notes (2010 Vintage)
"Just released, this is Mon Cheval's upper tier Pinot Noir only produced in top vintages. Dark, deep and complex, the broad bouquet shows savoury dark berry, cured meat, mushroom and forest floor. A touch of aniseed and floral perfumes also come through, possibly from the use of whole bunch stalks. The wine has an abundance of ripe berry and plum fruit flavours, mushroom and dried herbs, with an instantly appealing savoury complexity and lingering finish."
95/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2010 Vintage)
“No mistaking the purity, power and elegance of this Pinot with oak leading the package of aromas. Forrest berries, brown spices abundant in vanilla and clove scents. Dry, spiced, chalky, fine tannins, silky textures and a core of red berry fruits. Earthy and sophisticated, lengthy and packed with Pinosity.”
4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage)
“Grown at the entrance to the Weka Pass, matured in French oak barrels for 18 months, and bottled without fining or filtering, it has full, fairly mature colour. The bouquet is fragrant, with dried herb and spice aromas; the palate is mouthfilling, very savoury and supple, with rich plum, herb, spice and nut flavours, showing good freshness and complexity, and strong personality.”