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Owners of four separate vineyards combined to establish Mr. Difficulty. Mt. Difficulty’s vineyards are situated in Bannockburn south of the Kawarau River in Central Otago and were established in 1992. All the wines are from vineyards supervised by the Mt. Difficulty management team. Winemaker Matt Dicey has been at the helm since 1999. A winery was built in 200.
A tasting room (cellar door) with panoramic views and a cafe invite visitors to the winery located on Felton Road in Bannockburn. There are three ranges: the Mt. Difficulty Single Vineyard wines, the Estate wines, and the entry-level Roaring Meg which is most often seen in the United States. The wines are imported to the United States by American Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
2006 Mt. Difficulty The Roaring Meg Central Otago Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., $17. Named after a local streamrich in history and character. From several vineyards. Aged 10 months in French oak. Mt. Difficulty’s second label. · Nicely oaked black cherries, herbs, allspice, candy apple and warm oatmeal cookies on the nose, dancing and changing constantly in the glass. Very nicely composed with rick dark red berries complimented by oak toast. Smooth and clean with fine grained tannins. A very satisfying drink that I preferred over the more expensive bottling. Reviewed October 13, 2008 ARTICLE »
2006 Mt. Difficulty Central Otago Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., $27, screw cap. Imported by American Inc, Phila, PA. From vineyards on the banks of the Kawarau River in Bannockburn. Some whole clusters used. · Fairly shy black cherry aromas shaded by savory herbs. Wood-fired dark red fruit with a mildly dry and citric finish. Reviewed October 13, 2008 ARTICLE »