Mt. Difficulty

Packspur Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.314 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Central Otago, Otago, South Island, New Zealand
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

On the nose, cherries, poached strawberries, soft minerals, fresh red roses and loamy soils. On the palate, creamy but leaner; raspberries, dark cherries, cherries, spiced plum, beautifully soft volcanic minerals, loamy soils, cinnamon, clove and nice soft spice. Finishes with bright strawberries, good chalkiness and acidity. Photos of their tasting bar and another angle of their sweeping vistas.

On the nose, cherries, poached strawberries, soft minerals, fresh red roses and loamy soils. On the palate, creamy but leaner; raspberries, dark cherries, cherries, spiced plum, beautifully soft volcanic minerals, loamy soils, cinnamon, clove and nice soft spice. Finishes with bright strawberries, good chalkiness and acidity. Photos of their tasting bar and another angle of their sweeping vistas.

May 5th, 2017
Matthew Humbaugh

Grapefruit? Lots of bright fruit in this one. Really enjoying it.

Grapefruit? Lots of bright fruit in this one. Really enjoying it.

Dec 11th, 2021
Rob Sonogan

One of my top 5 wines. Aged well and presented in the decanter with a touch of purple on the surface. This is a s good as it gets from NZ. Mt Difficulty amazing wines.

One of my top 5 wines. Aged well and presented in the decanter with a touch of purple on the surface. This is a s good as it gets from NZ. Mt Difficulty amazing wines.

Apr 7th, 2018
Bruce Mervyn Beesley

Delious

Dec 6th, 2016
Kelly Mason

Good memories of New Zealand...

Good memories of New Zealand...

Jan 28th, 2015
Kyria Laird

Yum! Soft, nice oak, full bodied

Yum! Soft, nice oak, full bodied

Aug 17th, 2014
Kyria Laird

Yum! Soft, nice oak, full bodied

Yum! Soft, nice oak, full bodied

Aug 16th, 2014
Will Costello MS

Master Sommelier, Wine Director Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas

9.2

Will had this 8 years ago

Will had this 8 years ago

Apr 6th, 2015
Joe Young

Joe had this 8 years ago

Joe had this 8 years ago

May 31st, 2014
Rob Sonogan

Rob had this 9 years ago

Rob had this 9 years ago

May 17th, 2014