Mon Cheval LeChar Pinot Noir 2010

$79.90 inc. GST

96/100 – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
95/100 – Cameron Douglas MS
93/100 – Bob Campbell MW
4.5 stars – Michael Cooper

“It’s magnificently matured, showing dark berry, smoked game, dried herb, truffle and almond aromas, wonderfully enhanced by outstanding concentration and plush mouthfeel. It’s opulent and refined at the same time with sophistication and seamless flow. Totally seductive. At its best: now to 2024.” – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

“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, lenthy and packed with Pinosity.” – Cameron Douglas MS

“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.” – Michael Cooper

Tasting Note: 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.

Alcohol: 14.0%

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Region: Waipara Valley, New Zealand

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