Mt. Difficulty Pinot Noir Central Otago Long Gully 2009

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92 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): Ruby in color, the 2009 Long Gully Pinot Noir displays youthfully mute red cherry and red plum notes with subtle hints of beets, tree bark, moss and Ceylon tea. Medium bodied, it leads with structure on the palate with a firm level of grainy tannins and lively acidity supporting concentrated red berry and earth flavors, finishing long. It should drink best 2012 to 2017+. (Oct 2011)

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The Mt Difficulty brand started in 1998 with a very small production of Pinot noir and Chardonnay. This Pinot noir went on to win a Gold medal at the 1999 Air New Zealand wine awards, with the Chardonnay attaining Silver. This was a great result for a startup winery and shows the potential of Central Otago for these varieties. Previously the grapes from our vineyards were included in many top-p... Read more
The Mt Difficulty brand started in 1998 with a very small production of Pinot noir and Chardonnay. This Pinot noir went on to win a Gold medal at the 1999 Air New Zealand wine awards, with the Chardonnay attaining Silver. This was a great result for a startup winery and shows the potential of Central Otago for these varieties. Previously the grapes from our vineyards were included in many top-performing wines from other Central Otago wineries. The four Mt Difficulty vineyards are privately owned by the same people who started and own the Mt Difficulty brand and winery. The initial joint venture has grown into a leading New Zealand boutique winery with export markets in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore, with the rest of the world to come! Read less

External Reviews for Mt. Difficulty Pinot Noir Central Otago Long Gully

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/13/2012

The 2009 shows deep colors that are just opaque at the core. With a hint of sweet fruit and chocolate on the nose, some classic Otago dusty spices lay underneath. There is some subtle structure here with a core of soft fruit at the palate that mainta... Chuck Hayward. A Pinot Noir wine from Otago in New Zealand. 2009 Mt. Difficulty Pinot Noir Long Gully 750ml



92 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): Ruby in color, the 2009 Long Gully Pinot Noir displays youthfully mute red cherry and red plum notes with subtle hints of beets, tree bark, moss and Ceylon tea. Medium bodied, it leads with structure on the palate with a firm level of grainy tannins and lively acidity supporting concentrated red berry and earth flavors, finishing long. It should drink best 2012 to 2017+. (Oct 2011)

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