Mt. Difficulty

Roaring Meg Pinot Noir

8.921 ratings
8.86 pro ratings
Central Otago, Otago, South Island, New Zealand
Pinot Noir
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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...

2 people found it helpfulJan 16th, 2016
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
Nicci Shea

Didn’t like as much as 2015

Didn’t like as much as 2015

May 13th, 2018
Jeff D
8.5

Fruit-forward, spicy, smoky, and herbal

Fruit-forward, spicy, smoky, and herbal

Dec 6th, 2017
MaJ CappS

It has been awhile since I have been able to drink from the Mtn..
absolutely lovely bouquet of grape fruit mixed with wet bark, mmmmmmm

Bramble, blackberry seed, smoked herbs. Lively tannins dancing with humbled acids. Mmmmmmmm

I have never had a bad wine from central Otago!

It has been awhile since I have been able to drink from the Mtn..
absolutely lovely bouquet of grape fruit mixed with wet bark, mmmmmmm

Bramble, blackberry seed, smoked herbs. Lively tannins dancing with humbled acids. Mmmmmmmm

I have never had a bad wine from central Otago!

Oct 18th, 2017
David Bellona

Enjoyed at Rita's place on Xmas eve 2016

Enjoyed at Rita's place on Xmas eve 2016

Dec 24th, 2016
Rob Sonogan

Young but still had the Mt Difficulty quality. Fruit was strong and bold at the front but quite good at the back with no hint of earth with some of the cheaper Otago Pinots.

Young but still had the Mt Difficulty quality. Fruit was strong and bold at the front but quite good at the back with no hint of earth with some of the cheaper Otago Pinots.

Mar 13th, 2016
Theo Schlossnagle

A pinot strong enough to stand up to red meat. This is simply fantastic. Drier than expected, but just as it should be.

A pinot strong enough to stand up to red meat. This is simply fantastic. Drier than expected, but just as it should be.

Feb 3rd, 2016
Sheri Pattillo

Consulting Sommelier Texas Hill Country

8.8

Sheri had this 2 years ago

Sheri had this 2 years ago

May 9th, 2017
Nick Davis

Nick had this 2 years ago

Nick had this 2 years ago

May 3rd, 2017