Mon Cheval Pinot Noir 2008
$75.00 inc. GST
91/100 – Bob Campbell MW
Tasting Note: This wine, although close to a decade old, is still exhibiting primary fruit characters. It is moderately coloured with an intense ruby density, tending towards a brick red hue at the rim. Aromas of tamarillo, flowers and a hint of yeast not unlike marmite are present, with dried plum characteristics appearing after time in the glass. Oak character is only noticeable in the background despite 30% of this wine being aged in new French barrels. The taste initially is of sweet fruit such as black cherries and yellow plums, with chalky dusty tannins of moderate density. Because of the cool climatic conditions at the end of the season there is higher than normal acid but this is balanced well with the sweet fruit characteristics. The alcohol is moderately noticeable, however not high enough to add heat, but sufficient to add some weight. Oak is present but only as a flavour in the background.
Alcohol Volume: 13.5%
Variety: Pinot Noir
Region: Waipara Valley, North Canterbury, New Zealand
This wine is not COLA approved and shipment to the US may be delayed. We will be in touch to confirm a time frame.