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2007 Mountford Estate Liaison Waipara New Zealand Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., $30, screw cap. Imported by Infinity Imports, Los Angeles, CA. Composed of estate and purchased grapes. · Moderate reddish-purple hue in the glass. Lovely perfume of darker fruits with a notable presence of smoky oak. Hearty core of black cherry and ollaliberry with undertones of earth, ash, tobacco and oak char. The flavors have some lingering presence on the finish which is marked by citrus peel. The wine is showing too much oak char at present, but this may well integrate over time. Good. Reviewed November 7, 2010

Winery: Mountford Estate
From article: Revisiting New Zealand Pinot Noir