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2004 Mountford Pinot Noir Estate

Pinot Noir

  • New Zealand
  • South Island
  • Canterbury
  • Waipara
Drink between 2007 - 2010 (Edit)
CT90.5 9 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • moods wrote: 91 points

    February 14, 2010 - Excellent NZ pinot, with the exception of the alcohol level this could be mistaken for Burgundian village pinot from a top producer. Nose of cherries and forest floor. Very earthy and savoury. Palate was lovely and soft, with plenty of fruit, tannins superbly integrated now. The alcohol was only noticeable on first taste, perfectly fine with food. Drinking very well now and over the next year I would say.

  • MarcInDSM wrote: 91 points

    February 14, 2009 - A beautiful yet powerful wine. Nose of strawberry's and those little white sheets you put in the laundry. The flavors were similar, but throw in some dark fruit and some blueberry as well. Long finish, well integrated tannins.

    However, with all that said, this wine was definitely hot. My fiance couldn't get aroound the alcohol and didn't really like it. I was able to deal with it more. This one really depends on your sensitivity to alcohol.

  • J-Sho wrote: 88 points

    January 4, 2009 - Lots of earth and minerality --old world in style

  • Degs wrote: 91 points

    June 14, 2008 - Bought with a 2006 Dog Point Marlborough Pinot, and this was much better. Both wines had a pleasing earthiness and real NZ taste and nose, but this wine had a wonderful long earthy finish without the slightly sickly sweetness of the Dog Point. Should have bought more than one bottle, there doesn't seem to be any left at Berry Bros.

  • Junior wrote:

    February 3, 2008 - This was so good last night, I just had to do it again. Our Superbowl dinner guest said that it had purity of fruit; I agree. It's clean and uncluttered and lively all the same. See our second Pinot of the night, the 2004 Lynmar Estate, for a not-bad-but-less-desirable counterexample.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Mountford
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Estate
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country New Zealand
  • Region South Island
  • SubRegion Canterbury
  • Appellation Waipara

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  • In Cellars 24 (22%)
  • Consumed 86 (78%)

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