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Mt Difficulty Dry Riesling

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Mt Difficulty Dry Riesling

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Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
Grown at Bannockburn, this is a wine for purists - steely and austere in its youth, but tewarding (almost demanding) time. The 2010 vintage is fresh and full-bodied (13.5 per cent alcohol), lemony, slightly minerally and spicy, with good vigour and concentration and a tight, dry finish. Open 2013+.
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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
Grown at Bannockburn, in Central Otago, this is a wine for purists — steely and austere in its youth, but rewarding (almost demanding) time. The 2008 vintage carries the dry style well. Pale, light and lively, it is lemony, slightly spicy and minerally, with good depth and immediacy.
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Angus Hughson (2006 Vintage) says
With Riesling, it is almost a case of the cooler the better. And in Central Otago you have the world's most Southerly vineyards giving fine Rieslings of great longevity. The Mount Difficulty 2006 release has benefited from a very cool Autumn to give a floral and steely Riesling with restrained and elegant fruit on a palate of great length with just a balancing hint of sweetness to finish. This will drink beautifully over the next decade
WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
Big sweet style of riesling with lovely toasty bottle age developing and balanced by lively acidity.
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
Grown at Bannockburn, in Central Otago, this is typically a wine for purists - steely and austere in its youth, but rewarding (almost demanding) time. The 2006 vintage has citrusy, minerally aromas, fullness of body (13.5 per cent alcohol) and rich, grapefruit-like flavours, crisp and fractionally sweet (4 grams/litre of residual sugar). From a warm growing season, it's riper and rounder than usual.
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Grown at Bannockburn in Central Otago, this is a wine for purists - steely and austere in its youth, but rewarding (almost demanding) time. The 2003 vintage is finely scented, tight and elegant, with green-apple and lime flavours and searching acidity. The 2004 is light lemon/green, with crisp, fractionally sweet (5 grams/litre of residual sugar) flavours of lemons and limes, showing good varietal character, balance and depth.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
Grown at Bannockburn in Central Otago, this is a wine for purists - steely and austere in its youth, but rewarding (almost demanding) time. The 2003 vintage is finely scented, tight and elegant, with green-apple and lime flavours and searching acidity. The 2004 is light lemon/green, with crisp, fractionally sweet (5 grams/litre of residual sugar) flavours of lemons and limes, showing good varietal character, balance and depth.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
The slightly austere 2001 vintage is a single-vineyard wine from Bannockburn, in Central Otago, with a slightly honeyed fragrance, strong, dry, lemony flavours and firm acidity. The 2002 s tangy, dryish (5 grams/litre of residual sugar] and incisive, with tight lemon/lime flavours and appetising acidity. It shows good intensity, but lacks a bit of charm in its youth; open 2005+.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Grown in the Target Gully vineyard at Bannockburn, the 2001 vintage is a feathery-light wine (only 10 per cent alcohol), with plentiful sweetness to balance its appetising acidity and lemony, appley flavours, delicate and lingering. Richly perfumed, it's a skilfully made wine, worth cellaring.
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