Roaring Meg may be the entry level Pinot from Mt Difficulty but it punches well above many other wines from Central Otago. Made in a 'drink-now' style it has a sweet-fruited and super smooth palate with the classic Central Otago notes of berries and dried herbs. Coming from a top producer, Roaring Meg is a no-brainer when you need a crowd pleasing, great tasting, easy-drinking Pinot Noir.
Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"This wine celebrates Pinot Noir from a warmer season in Central Otago. Wild raspberry and red cherry characters dominate while soft sweet brown spice characters add in detail. Savoury red cherry notes lead the wine onto the palate; the wine flows with good texture. Fine elegant tannins rise out of the mid-palate and with wild raspberry notes drive the finish alongside fine acidity."
Reviews for the 2018 vintage below…
90/100 Cameron Douglas MS, August 2019 (2018 Vintage)
"Punchy, fleshy, fruity, varietal and inviting bouquet of Pinot Noir. Aromas and flavours include raspberry, red and dark cherry, a mix of violet and wild red flowers, a light dry stone mineral suggestion and layered though not over done oak. Dry, fruity, firm and youthful on the palate. Flavours reflect the bouquet with youthful textures of tannin and acidity with moderate oak toastiness and flavour leading to a fairly lengthy and fruity finish. Well made and ready to enjoy. Drink now and through 2022."
4 Stars Michael Cooper (2018 Vintage)
"From Mt Difficulty, the 2018 vintage of this highly popular red was hand-picked and matured for nine months in French oak casks (18 per cent new). Full, bright ruby, it is fresh, sweet-fruited, savoury and supple, with good concentration of berry, plum and spice flavours, showing considerable complexity. Enjoyable young, it should be at its best mid-2020+."