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Awards & Accolades

Mt Difficulty Growers Series
'Chinamans Terrace' Bendigo Pinot Noir 2015

95 Points
Bob Campbell, New Zealand Master of Wine
17 July 2017

"Dense, ripe pinot noir in a typical Bendigo style, with impressively dense ripe plum, dark cherry, liquorice and wood smoke characters. A firm structure of ripe tannins suggests good cellaring potential. Drink 2017 to 2024". Read more.

Mt Difficulty Growers Series
"Packspur Vineyard" Lowburn Valley Pinot Noir 2015

95 Points
Bob Campbell, New Zealand Master of Wine
17 July 2017

"Intensely aromatic pinot noir with intense plum, cherry and berry fruit flavours, plus a seasoning of spice and nutty oak. An impressive wine with plenty of weight and appealing juicy flavours. Should age well. Drink 2017 to 2023". Read more.

Mt Difficulty Bannockburn 
Pinot Noir 2015

95 Points
Bob Campbell, New Zealand Master of Wine
17 July 2017

"Attractive and aromatic pinot noir with dark cherry, dark berry, dark-fleshed plum, spice and smoky oak flavours. A smooth-textured red with good palate weight and a lingering finish. Enjoyable now, better later. Drink 2017 to 2022". Read more.


Roaring Meg Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
7 January 2017


    Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    Tasting review from Bob Campbell MW
    1 November 2016

    "Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (NZD $25.99) is more austere than the other examples and has a pleasing thread of oyster shell, mineral character that help define its Central Otago origin. I particularly like the wine’s concealed power and restrained tree fruit characters. It’s a perfect match with Bluff oysters served with just a squeeze of lime juice." Read more.


    Mt Difficulty Single Vineyard Mansons Farm Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2013

    95 Points - Cameron Douglas MS
    30 October 2016

    "A classic Mt Difficulty Noir bouquet with dark red berry fruit laced with wild dried herb and bracken undergrowth, dusty clay and crushed rock mineral notes and plenty of oaky moments - overall youthful and quite complex. On the palate - dry, firm, fruity and tense - a youthful wine with firm tannins and plenty of acidity, flavours of darker red berry fruits follow wrapped in some new oak; all this leads to a long yet firm finish; Great potential overall. Drink from 2018 through 2027 - decanting recommended. 95 Points." Read more.

    Mt Difficulty Single Vineyard Pipeclay Terrace Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2013

    97 Points - Cameron Douglas MS
    30 October 2016

    "A delightfully fragrant bouquet loaded with aromas of sweet spring rose, juicy ripe red berry fruits led by raspberry and darker cherry; sweet new oak and soft barrel spices. There's plenty of mineral tones too with a mix of clay and stony rocky suggestions. On the palate - tense, fruity and highly textured with fine dusty/chalky tannins and medium+ acidity; flavours of red berry fruits with raspberry, strawberry compote and cherry-ish notes; the floral layer returns as does a measure of soil; very long finish and totally enjoyable example. Decant for service or cellar then enjoy from 2018 through 2028. 97 Points"  Read more.

    Mt Difficulty Single Vineyard Long Gully Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2013

    96 Points - Cameron Douglas MS
    30 October 2016

    "Complex, ripe and very giving bouquet of site with juicy black cherry, dark rose and soft wild herb, a mix of soil and mineral suggestions then a mix of toasty spicy oak tones; overall very engaging and complex. On the palate - intense, youthful, dry and specific; flavours of wild and ripe red berry fruits laced with some indigenous soft herb and floral moments; plenty of oak; medium+ acidity and tannins with fine textures. A long finish, but a tense and focused one too. Decant for service from 2017 or age longer and serve from 2019 through 2027."  Read more.

    Mt Difficulty Target Gully Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

    94 Points - Cameron Douglas MS
    10 October 2016

    “Distinctive almost powerful bouquet of Pinot Noir with raw energy lead by ripe fruit, abundant minerality, oak and a stinging savoury complexity. The palate is equally full of energy revealing a tense and tightly wound package; dark red berries and plum, spices and a return of savoury elements; fine to moderate tannins and notable acidity all speak to the youth demonstrating cellar time is a must with this example. The finish long though needs 2-3 years in cellar to integrate and show-off its pedigree.”  Read more.

    Roaring Meg Central Otago Pinot Gris 2015

    Five Stars - Dish Magazine
    29 September 2016

    "The one word that kept cropping up among the judges was ‘precision’. This ultra-clean, ultra-floral style oozes ripe pear, strudel spices, nashi and white peach characters. ‘Gorgeous precision and definition, with lovely white florals and layers of flavour,’ noted Yvonne, while Cameron was wowed by its ‘delicate fruit entry, purity, freshness and nicely textured, solid finish’. This Central Otago stunner boasts subtlety, elegance, and deliciously refreshing presence. Superb." Read more.

    Tasting Panel – Yvonne Lorkin, Jo Gear, Cameron Douglas MS & Meg Abbott-Walker

    Mt Difficulty Growers Series Lowburn Valley Chardonnay 2015

    94 Points - Cameron Douglas MS
    15 August 2016

    “Mt Difficulty Growers Series Lowburn Valley Chardonnay 2015 – Complex, intriguing and inviting bouquet with aromas of peach and oak, cashew and baked lemon; loads of oak spice and hard stone mineral scents. On the palate – equally complex and very tasty with a youthful blend of flavours reflecting the bouquet – peach and cashew, lemon and mineral; fine tannins, medium+ acidity and long finish”