Mountford ‘Liason’ Waipara Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 03-Nov-2012
Contract fruit only, a selection of the best. The wine was aged 18 months in approx. 30% new oak barrels. Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with some garnet on rim. This has a very aromatic, fragrant nose, a little volatile lift adding to the perfumed red berry fruits. Some savoury and spicy oak nuances unfold in the glass. Full-bodied, but with a degree of elegance in the expression, fine dark red plum flavours combine with liquorice, cedar and oak spices, the oak becoming dominant on palate. The extraction is fine in texture, with a firmness resulting in good palate drive and line. Some alcohol warmth is present. Still tightly bound and showing plenty of oak, this has power and a firmness of structure that will see it age 5-7 years. 17.5/20 Oct 2012 RRP $45.50

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