2009 Mountford Pinot Noir Liaison

Pinot Noir

  • New Zealand
  • South Island
  • Canterbury
  • Waipara
Drink between 2012 - 2015 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • rossso Likes this wine: 88 points

    January 2, 2017 - High alcohol on the nose reminiscent of port. Medium ruby red colour with browning on the edges. Somewhat dull in appearance. On the palate, nothing like any NZ pinot noir I have tasted. Surprisingly well balanced, some berries and dark chocolate on the palate.

  • SLIMES Likes this wine:

    June 6, 2016 - No notes taken at the time, but at 15% alcohol it's tempting to suggest that this was out of balance.

    As I remember, this was certainly a fuller and 'sweeter' style of PN, but worked very well with a variety of foods.

  • SLIMES Likes this wine:

    December 25, 2015 - Excellent stuff. Carried it's 15% alcohol without any problems. Would have bought more but Lay and Wheeler had run out.

  • evanqian wrote: 93 points

    August 9, 2014 - medium dark ruby, not very clear. intense aromas: berries, red cherries, violet, some floral and perfume. full bodied in mouth, balanced at high end: rich fruity flavours, jammy edge; silky tannins, super fine grained; high alcohol, rounded; supported by supple acidity. herbal, creamy vanilla and meaty savoury notes in the 2nd layer, subtle mint hints. the oak flavour is well integrated. lingering long in finish.

    warm and lush, brilliant! quite different style from other NZ Pinot Noir. it shows somewhat expressionist idealism aesthetics.

    this is the last bottle in my cellar, just at peak.

    Ap: 4/5; Ar: 13/15; Palate: 18/20; Overall: 5+3/10
    TOTAL: 93/100

  • evanqian wrote: 94 points

    May 11, 2014 - 14.5% alc, well supported by appealing dark fruits flavours, firm and velvety tannins, smooth acidity and perfume notes. showing a solid and big structure. compare to the previous one, more elegant, less herbaceous. long finish, full of lush feeling.

    RC 17.5 @Oct 2012, (I think it was tight and closed at that time)

    Ap: 4/5; Ar: 14/15; Palate: 18/20; Overall: 5+3/10
    TOTAL: 94/100

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    7/10/2013 (link)

    (Mountford, Liaison Pinot Noir Waipara Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Mountford
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Liaison
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country New Zealand
  • Region South Island
  • SubRegion Canterbury
  • Appellation Waipara

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 22 (55%)
  • Consumed 18 (45%)

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