Mt. Difficulty

Roaring Meg Pinot Noir

8.8136 ratings
8.718 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
Ryan Stewart

Medium ruby color, medium + aromas of spice, vanilla, violet, cherry, herbs, strawberry. A youthful wine with flavors of cherry, spice, nutmeg, raspberry, strawberry, and toast. A medium finish with medium + tannins.

Medium ruby color, medium + aromas of spice, vanilla, violet, cherry, herbs, strawberry. A youthful wine with flavors of cherry, spice, nutmeg, raspberry, strawberry, and toast. A medium finish with medium + tannins.

4 people found it helpfulAug 27th, 2013
Eric Hwang

Different. Mushroom and tomato aromas? Astringent black tea and pomegranate. If you didn't tell me it was a Pinot...

Different. Mushroom and tomato aromas? Astringent black tea and pomegranate. If you didn't tell me it was a Pinot...

1 person found it helpfulJan 16th, 2016
Greg Start

Like Strawberry Laces...delicious!

Like Strawberry Laces...delicious!

1 person found it helpfulApr 17th, 2015
Amy
8.8

Great dry Pinot with good body.

Great dry Pinot with good body.

1 person found it helpfulApr 7th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.8

Light, bright and mid red fruits with fresh red florals on the nose. Palate of; raspberries, dark cherries, cherries, plum, medium spice, light tannins & minerals with a lean body, high acidity that's easy to drink young. Photo of Mt. Difficulty and part of the outside patio. If I remember the Mt. Difficulty naming story correctly, it goes something like this...back in the 1850's, a man was looking for a an easy pass or way to across the mountain range into town (asuming Queenstown). Finally turned around, stating it was just to difficult to cross.

Light, bright and mid red fruits with fresh red florals on the nose. Palate of; raspberries, dark cherries, cherries, plum, medium spice, light tannins & minerals with a lean body, high acidity that's easy to drink young. Photo of Mt. Difficulty and part of the outside patio. If I remember the Mt. Difficulty naming story correctly, it goes something like this...back in the 1850's, a man was looking for a an easy pass or way to across the mountain range into town (asuming Queenstown). Finally turned around, stating it was just to difficult to cross.

May 5th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

Light, soft, delicate light red florals, liquid violets, dark cherries, raspberries, strawberries, a bit of plum & blueberries and light soft spices on the nose. The body starts lean, thickens and gets darker with more tannin presence. The fruits are, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, Then come, strawberries, plum, dry cranberries and blueberries as it settles on palate. Very soft & delicate baking spices of, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon and whispers of vanilla, light moist dark earth, shade's of soft silty chalkiness, mellow but bright acidity and a ripe, rich, polished finish. Beautiful Burgundian style. Top of the world Auckland.

Light, soft, delicate light red florals, liquid violets, dark cherries, raspberries, strawberries, a bit of plum & blueberries and light soft spices on the nose. The body starts lean, thickens and gets darker with more tannin presence. The fruits are, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, Then come, strawberries, plum, dry cranberries and blueberries as it settles on palate. Very soft & delicate baking spices of, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon and whispers of vanilla, light moist dark earth, shade's of soft silty chalkiness, mellow but bright acidity and a ripe, rich, polished finish. Beautiful Burgundian style. Top of the world Auckland.

Apr 11th, 2017
Douglas Renall

Drinking beautifully after a few years in the cellar

Drinking beautifully after a few years in the cellar

Apr 20th, 2015
Abbe Davidson

Rather delightful. Savory fruit and pleasantly fresh.

Rather delightful. Savory fruit and pleasantly fresh.

Mar 14th, 2015
Miss Vicky Wine (Anne-Victoire Monrozier)

It is a bit young and harsh and has a good struxture that makes me think it could age well, it lacks a bit of fruit. Grapefruit candy, dried herbs #amsterdam #dewandelaar

It is a bit young and harsh and has a good struxture that makes me think it could age well, it lacks a bit of fruit. Grapefruit candy, dried herbs #amsterdam #dewandelaar

Dec 28th, 2013
Jeff D
8.5

Fruit-forward, spicy, smoky, and herbal

Fruit-forward, spicy, smoky, and herbal

Dec 6th, 2017