FIVE STARS | Michael Cooper "An irresistible buy, this is better than many Pinot Noirs selling for over $45."
FIVE STARS 94/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "Seductively complex and engaging."
Mountford Estate have developed a cult like following that few other New Zealand producers have managed to emulate. An outstanding boutique winery that always expresses the power of Waipara fruit, they are handcrafted in every aspect and sit amongst the very best examples of fine Pinot Noir's that New Zealand has to offer. Now under $30, the 2016 Liaison is superb buying; a complete and complex Waipara Pinot Noir experience that defies this modest price point.
Michael Cooper writes "An irresistible buy, this is better than many Pinot Noirs selling for over $45. From estate-grown vines, mostly planted in 2009, it’s delicious now, with deep colour, a beguiling fragrance, mouthfilling body and an array of cherry, plum, spice, herb and nut flavours, showing excellent complexity and personality."
Sam Kim Writes "Seductively complex and engaging, the wine shows sweet berry, smoked game, dried herb and toasted spice notes on the nose, followed by a wonderfully weighted palate is both elegant and flavoursome. It's silky, flowing and refined with gorgeous savoury nuances, finishing splendidly long and appealing."
The winery writes "Our Liaison Pinot Noir is made by uniting all the traditional elements of Terrior; land, climate, vines, people and culture. Hand harvested and matured in oak barrels, this is a delightfully complex Pinot Noir with remarkable structure."