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2015 Mt Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Noir

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Cracka Review

The Pinot Noirs of Central Otago are fast becoming firm favourites in our office and none hit the Pinosity factor higher than the wines from Mt Difficulty. The Roaring Meg is their entry-level red, capable of delivering amazing bang for your buck. Red and black fruits as well as some gentle spice on the nose before a palate that’s laden with sweet fruits and smooth tannins. It has good natural acids as well as a long, balanced finish. Make a wild mushroom risotto to pair with this and it will take it to the next level.

Winemaker's Notes

This wine highlights the season with a compote of perfumed dark red and black forest berries along with a hint of dried herb, adding complexity. The wine has a supple dark berry entry with lovely texture and flow through the mid palate. Lovely ripe textural tannins rise gracefully out of the mid-palate to finish the wine. These are balanced by the wine’s acidity and fruit, to produce a long fruit-driven finish.

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2015 Mt Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Noir

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Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
Plenty of wine here for the money: the boldness of the Mt Difficulty parentage married with some open-knit, approachable charm. The wine has plums and spiced dark-cherry fruits, savoury toasty oak and light herbs - a good all-round offering. The palate's rich and ripe, tannins are open and easy, and the flavour's deep-seated enough to carry. Balanced and even, with a spark of acid to close.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
This looks really up-beat and has a lifted, fragrant edge, plenty of sweet, ripe dark cherry and plum, and a trademark sense of boisterous fruit appeal that you find in many of Matt Dicey's wines. The palate delivers chunks of flavoursome pinot noir, cherry and pomegranate flavours, and just enough tannin to carry the load.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
91
Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
Grown in the Cromwell Basin (but not entirely at Bannockburn, unlike its stablemate, above) and French oak-aged for nine months, the 2008 vintage is floral, supple and sweet-fruited, with fresh, ripe cherry/plum flavours, gently seasoned with toasty oak, and some savoury complexity. It's a delicious drink-young style.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Mt Difficulty's second label, named after some formidable local river rapids. A super-ripe, meaty nose, the fruit is herded into the deep end of the scale of plums, cassis aromas and jubes. The palate's dense and juicy, more spiced plum, tannins are soft and ripe, cascading out the finish.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
90
Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines

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