My dear husband has been visiting Waitrose stores far and wide to track down the 2009 Mountford Village Pinot Noir Waipara and I must say it was worth the effort. The winemaker at the estate is a blind man from Taiwan called CP Lin, pictured above with his faithful dog Winston. Here are Jancis Robinson's comments:
The vines are nearly 20 years old and were grown along biodynamic lines (but without certification) on Kathryn Ryan and Kees Zeestraten's clay over marl with the limestone deposits beloved of burgundy fans in the Burgundy hot spot of northern Canterbury in New Zealand's South Island. C P lost his sight at the age of 13, got a maths degree in Christchurch and then one in winemaking at Lincoln. He is well known for his tasting acuity and memory, and played a major part incidentally in making the exceptional reds of Warrumbungle in an uncharted corner of New South Wales.