Mount Difficulty

+64 3 4453445 Felton Road, PO Box 69,
Bannockburn,, 9342
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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-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! – Description from mriskic

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • So what’s not to like? 2010 Barolo is in the hype machine right now and as much as i would like to say that they hype machine is in overdrive, which it perennially is, this is one time where much might be warranted. that’s not to say that 2010 is a universally fabulous vintage. It simply is not with more than a handful of wines showing under-rip... Read More

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  • Just finished tasting Ballabourneen The Stuart 2013 Chardonnay (Australian Wine Selectors Hunter Valley Series January 2014 dozen), bottled under screwcap. Supposed to have a "round and subtle biscuity finish" Well the bottle I tasted was way to subtle for me I'm afraid! I think it is due to last week's tasting of the Tapanappa  2008 Tiers Picca... Read More

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  • Mt. Difficulty Pinot Gris Central Otago Roaring Meg 2009

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    Loved this crisp wine. It is a bit sweet but not as sugary as moscato or Gewürztraminer and still has a nice citrus note. Read More

    Wine review by angiejford


  • Mt. Difficulty Pinot Noir Central Otago Roaring Meg 2011

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    Smooth, not too fruity; good value Read More

    Wine review by Athenasw


  • Mt. Difficulty Pinot Noir Central Otago 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Mt. Difficulty Pinot Noir Central Otago 2009

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    Smells cheesy, tastes medium bodied, a bit tannic, mushroomy. Nice and drinkable. Read More

    Wine review by DCStar


  • Mt. Difficulty Pinot Noir Central Otago 2008

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    Wine review by JakePip


  • Mt. Difficulty Pinot Noir Central Otago 2004

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    Love this wine and vintage favourite Pinot of all time Read More

    Wine review by CQ91


  • Mt. Difficulty Pinot Noir Central Otago Roaring Meg 2010

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

    Wine review by tknguyen46


  • Mt. Difficulty Pinot Noir Central Otago 2008

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    On the nose, notes of bing cherry and strawberry. Some mineral tones and light spice. On the palate, a surprising blend of currant and blackberry on refined tannins. It has nice structure, sweet ripe fruit finish with good, pure fruit throughout. Nice!2/11/12 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


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