Mount Difficulty Lowburn Chardonnay 14%, 750ml

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The Growers Series is a relatively recent addition to the Mt Difficulty stable and allows Matt Dicey and his team to showcase the terroir of different sub-regions of Otago (something Matt is visibly passionate about). This Chardonnay is a blend of two vineyards - Golden Hills on Burn Cottage Road and Packspur, which sits nearby on the north-facing foothills of the Pisa Ranges.


  • The nose is, for lack of a better word, yummy.
  • A vivid bouquet of butterscotch, bush honey, fennel, toasted nuts and stonefruit.


  • Beautiful acid balance leads the attack but then gives way to lovely creamy, butterscotch and creme brulee flavours.
  • The oak use is judicious and doesn't dominate the palate, with excellent nervous tension ensuring good cellar potential through to 2020 or so.