2014 Mt. Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Noir
Central Otago, New Zealand
This vintage is all about balance. Dried red cherry and some spice with a nice acid balance make the wine very food friendly. Would you believe pork souvlaki? We wouldn't either if we hadn't tried it ourselves.
90 WS; 90 WE
$24.29 as part of a mixed case.
18+ bottles available.
"This wine highlights the slightly cooler season with lovely perfumed dark red forest berries and cherry fruits along with a hint of dried herb, adding complexity. The wine has a sweet berry entry which displays these same characters in abundance. Lovely ripe textural tannins rise gracefully out of the mid-palate to finish the wine. These are balanced by the wine's acidity and fruit, to produce a long fruit-driven finish."
"The grapes for this wine come from Cromwell basin vineyards managed by our viticultural team. Even though it was an odd-ball summer it was also very warm which meant we started harvesting on the 23rd March and went through to the 27th April. When the wine tasted in harmony it was pressed off to French oak barrels where it resided on lees for 10 months. It underwent malolactic fermentation during early spring, was racked out of barrel in early summer and lightly fined with egg white prior to filtration and bottling. 14% alc."
"90 pts ... Clove and cinnamon accents add a spicy overtone to the gingerbread, caraway and black cherry flavors. Smooth and creamy on the finish. Drink now through 2026. "
"Earthy and beet-like on the nose, this medium-bodied Pinot Noir also boasts hints of cola and black cherries. It's round and silky in texture, with a softly dusty finish reminiscent of cola and espresso. Drink now–2020."
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