This Mount Difficulty Gift Set is a showcase of the 2013 vintage from four individual Central Otago vineyards. All highly rated by Bob Campbell MW, these four Pinots beautifully express a sense of place and careful craft from the Mount Difficulty winery.
This set also includes two Central Otago Pinot Noir glasses from Riedel, to accentuate the experience of the four wines. The gift set is also presented in a gift box with a regional map and a guide to plantings in the region. This set is a perfect gift for any Central Otago or Pinot Noir enthusiast.
'Deeply scented pinot noir with a floral and violet aroma, which is joined by dark cherry, vanilla, coffee, and spicy oak on the palate. A firmly structured wine with powdery tannins giving a pleasantly drying finish and suggesting good cellaring potential.' 96 Points, Bob Campbell. (7/8/2016)
'Flagship pinot noir only produced in exceptional vintages. Plump, fruity pinot noir with plum, dark cherry, spice and anise flavours, with chocolate/mocha oak influence. A rich and concentrated red that’s a pleasure to drink now but has obvious cellaring potential.' 97 Points, Bob Campbell. (7/8/2016)
'Firmly structured pinot noir, with drying tannins restraining plum, dark cherry and savoury, stemmy flavours. Some chocolate/mocha character and a suggestion of spice add extra interest. Best kept for a few years before opening.' 94 Points, Bob Campbell. (7/8/2016)
'Appealing pinot noir with power and intensity. Sweet fruit and alcohol is balanced by firm, ripe tannins that drive a drying finish and promise cellaring potential. Despite its gentle tannic overcoat, the wine is quite expressive revealing floral and dark cherry characters. Obvious cellaring potential.' 95 Points, Bob Campbell. (7/8/2016)
Central Otago, located at the southern end of the South Island of New Zealand, is the world’s most southerly wine region. In a short amount of time, the area has established itself as a world-class region for Pinot Noir. The picturesque region is surrounded by mountains ensuring a cool semi-continental climate that experiences a large diurnal range contributing to the creation of intensely concentrated wines with perfume, and complexity. Central Otago’s vineyard area is divided into six distinct sub regions each with their own climate and wine style. Best known for producing intensely Fruity medium to full bodied Pinot Noir, Central Otago’s cool climate also produces outstanding Riesling as well as superb bottle-fermented Sparkling wines.