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2017 Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Noir

2017 Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Noir

93 Points Richard Caro
2017 Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Noir
93 Points Richard Caro

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One of Central Otago’s favourite Pinot Noirs. Mt Difficulty showcases the bright cherry/berry fruit and dried herb typicity of its beautiful location in Bannockburn, presenting an accessible but high-quality example of Central. Mt Difficulty continues to deliver exactly what made it famous -- under $50 and even under $40, this safe bet is more than worth the money.

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$39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Pinot Noir

Its Origins

It all began in the early 1990's, when the owners of five newly-planted vineyards in Bannockburn shook hands and decided to work together to produce wine under one label, Mt Difficulty. As a result, Mt Difficulty now owns some of the oldest vineyards in the Bannockburn sub-region of Central Otago in New Zealand's rugged South Island. The Mt Difficulty brand started in 1998 with a very small production of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, made by Grant Taylor of Gibbston Valley Wines (now of Valli Wines). Prior to this the gang sold their grapes to either Gibbston Valley or Chard Farm. The Air New Zealand wine awards in 1999 put Mt Difficulty on the map, with the 1998 Pinot Noir winning a gold medal and the Chardonnay, silver.

92/100 Bob Campbell MW (2016 vintage)

"Soft, supple and delicately fruity pinot noir with dark cherry, anise, spice, thyme and smoky oak flavours. Fresh acidity adds energy to this satisfyingly dry wine that's approachable now but should develop in the medium-term."

5 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 vintage)

"This popular red is grown at Bannockburn, on the south side of the Kawarau River. Matured for a year in French oak casks, the 2016 vintage (5*) is already delicious. Bright ruby, it is fresh and full-bodied, with generous, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing excellent complexity, and fine-grained tannins. Elegant, rather than supercharged, it has loads of drink-young appeal."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Central Otago

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with LAMB
with MILD CHEESE

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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