Mount Mary is one of the great small wineries of Australia, established by Dr John Middleton in 1972. Production is tiny. Mount Mary is noted for both the character and high quality of its wines. Since the first vintage in 1976, it has established itself as one of Australia's most highly regarded producers, commanding a mythical status among wine collectors. The vineyard faces due north and captures optimum sunlight during the growing season. The purity of fruit, poise and structure of Quintet, a Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot blend, epitomises the estate. It resonates with individuality of place and Dr John’s fastidious respect for the landscape. Mount Mary has continued to take great steps forward while staying true to the vision of Dr John, whose son David oversees the business while grandson Sam Middleton has taken on the winemaking mantle with aplomb.
An estate-grown blend of 68% sauvignon blanc, 24% semillon and 8% muscadelle, matured for 11 months in barrel. Has exceptional drive, complexity and balance, its longevity proved by multi-vintage vertical tastings. Its backbone of acidity has ample lemon/lemon curd/fresh-cut grass to encourage a second glass. Price: $95.00; Drink to: 2028; Alcohol: 13%; Rating: 95 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday
68% Sauvignon, 24% Semillon and 8% Muscadelle. This year closed with a DIAM cork, last year a screwcap, though I see you can choose either when ordering. This is a really good vintage for Triolet. It's a charming, ripe and glossy vintage of Triolet, so smooth and flavoursome, but still has grip and juicy acidity. Lime and lemon curd, some spice and lemongrass, crunch of green apple acidity, a subtle hay/grassy element in there too. Finish is long, floral/vanilla scented, and silky, with a cinch of quinine-like bitterness adding refreshment. White Bordeaux blends don't come much better than this. Alcohol: 13%; Price: $95.00; Closure: Diam; Drink: 2021 - 2035+; Rated: 95 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
|Unit Of Measure||ea|