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Mt. Difficulty Pinot Noir Roaring Meg 2012

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"Crisp and trim, offering tangy cherry and cranberry flavors, with cedar and spice details. Dusty tannins show on the firm finis." –MW, Wine Spectator

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Mount Difficulty:
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

Member Reviews for Mt. Difficulty Pinot Noir Roaring Meg

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Snooth User: Athenasw
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 03/15/2013

Smooth, not too fruity; good value


Snooth User: Pedro Alexandre
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2011 08/04/2013

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: tknguyen46
18005821
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 05/05/2012

Very refreshing! Remind me of an off-dried reisling!


Snooth User: doctron
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 04/19/2010

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: vindood
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 11/06/2009

This wine exhibits a lovely mix of red and black berry fruits with further complexity gained from oak spice. The wine has a sweet berry entry which displays these same characters in abundance. Tannins rise gracefully out of the mid-palate to finish the wine; these are balanced by the wines natural acidity and fruit, to produce a long fruit-driven finish.


External Reviews for Mt. Difficulty Pinot Noir Roaring Meg

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 08/22/2013

A Pinot Noir wine from Otago in New Zealand. 2011 2011 Mt. Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Noir Pinot Noir 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 05/11/2012

A Pinot Noir wine from Otago in New Zealand. 2011 Mt. Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 01/13/2012

Nicely done, with dark berry, plum and spice box notes that are framed by tannins that have some traction. Juicy and smooth, with a tobacco leaf finish. Drink now through 2015. Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from Otago in New Zealand. 2010 Mt. Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 11/19/2011

A Pinot Noir wine from Otago in New Zealand. 2010 Mt. Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 750ml


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Vintage: 2009 07/30/2011

Medium bodied and fruit-forward, this New World Pinot Noir is a delight to drink. Find raspberries and blackberries on the palate with notes of savoury dried herb and white pepper. The tannins are smooth and silky on the finish.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 12/05/2010

A Pinot Noir wine from Otago in New Zealand. 2009 Mt. Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 12/20/2010

Red cherry and berry aromas complicated by flowers, menthol, dried herbs and dark chocolate; a bit Vosne-like. Then juicy, suave and fairly intense but on the lean side, with a refreshing quality to the dark fruit and herb flavors. Finishes with slig... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Pinot Noir wine from Otago in New Zealand. 2009 Mt. Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 750ml


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