Mt Difficulty Roaring Meg Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018
This wine celebrates the potential of Central Otago for producing aromatically intense Pinot Noir. Wild Raspberry and dark Boysenberry overlay sweet brown spice characters. These same berry notes frame the entry to the wine, leading to a textured mid palate. Ripe textural tannins rise gracefully out of the mid-palate to finish the wine. These tannins are balanced by the wine’s acidity and more berry fruit.
With their founding vineyards established in 1992, Mt Difficulty owns some of the oldest vineyards and is one of the most respected wineries in the Central Otago region of New Zealand's rugged South Island. Situated in Bannockburn, a unique and rare area of extremes, Mt Difficulty has harnessed the once brutal terrain to produce premium wines at the forefront of Central Otago's wine production.
The Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification was set up by British wine writer Matthew Jukes and Australian Tyson Stelzer they call it "a purposeful contrast to static classifications such as the famous Bordeaux 1855 Classification”. Mt. Difficulty has again received a 5 Star Rating for the 6th Consecutive Year. Mt. Difficulty is one of only 4 New Zealand wineries with 5 stars.
92 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating