Mount Edward 2010 Pinot Noir Range


Duncan Forsyth produces a superb range of wines at Mount Edward in Central Otago. The white wines cover the aromatic classics of Pinot Gris and Riesling and he has successfully released Chardonnay. His forays into Pinot Blanc and now Gruner Veltliner are also exciting. However, it's all about Pinot Noir. That's what Mount Edward was originally set up to do, and the new 2010 Pinot Noir release show how well Duncan has come to grips with the variety in different climatic situations and when grown in different sites. The ‘regular' Mount Edward Pinot Noir shows the benefits of blending from different sub-regions for balance, harmony and completeness. The single-vineyard expressions capture the uniqueness of special sites and represent terroir. And the ‘Earth's End' bottling indicates the depth of quality of the fruit that Duncan grows, as this secondary tier offers real quality with value. The 2010 vintage is being recognised as one of the best in the Central Otago region, with brilliant fruit of vitality and ripeness, and they possess superb tannin and structure. These Mount Edward wines combine the results of site, expertise and vintage. I've already reviewed the 2010 ‘Earth's End' and ‘Muirkirk' Pinot Noirs (click here to see), but to taste the range of 2010 wines provides a proper and instructive perspective that seldom comes our way. www.mountedward.com


  • Mount Edward Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

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