Mt Difficulty Target Gully Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

It’s easy to misjudge Mt Difficulty’s pinots on first impressions. These are not flamboyant crowd pleasers, but rather tightly-coiled, structural wines, engineered for the long-haul, with aspirations that many New World pinots can but dream of. Target Gully leads out with a wonderful assemblage of fragrant morello cherry fruit of beautiful precision and outstanding persistence. Then its rigid oak chassis shows its form in excellent, firm, fine tannins and more than a touch of wood spice. The fruit always remains the focus, layered with black and red cherries, underlined by tangy acidity. This is an excellent vintage for Target Gully, and one that will live long indeed. $89 at Wine Box Warehouse.