Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Mr Difficulty Wines

Mt Difficulty Lowburn Valley Central Otago Riesling 2014 10.5%
A delicious bouquet of sweet mandarin, ripe lemon and crisp red apple aromas topped off with mineral & floral scents. On the palate - off-dry with some pretty obvious residual sugar - this is balanced however by lots of refreshing acidity; flavors of sweet red apple and citrus return along with the mineral and stronger floral scents; balanced and well made with both sweet or spicy starters or slightly sweet dessert courses.
4 Stars

Mt Difficulty 'SV Long Gully' Bannockburn Central Otago Chenin Blanc 2014 11%
A fruity and enticing bouquet of CB - with aromas of crisp and sweet red apple, green pear and a light dusting of raw brown sugar, a floral/mineral mix adds a layer of complexity. On the palate - off dry with some noticeable sweetness at first, but this soon dissipates to reveal a wine with a juicy and crisp character with a mix of mineral and fruit flavors. Medium in weight and medium+ length - love it!
4 Stars

Mt Difficulty 'Grower Series' 'Pisa Range' Gewurztraminer 2014 Central Otago 14%
The bouquet for this wine unfurls quickly and quite intensely with aromas of wild lavender, stony minerality, softly spiced white fleshed fruits and a commanding presence. On the palate - off-dry to dry, oily, floral and densely flavored - white flesh and stone fruit flavors, medium acidity, a hint of tannin and squeezed citrus peel fills the back palate; medium+ finish, wonderful balance and length and presence. Very very very good.
5 Stars

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