Mount Mary Chardonnay 2016


Wine Front 96 Points!

Australia, VIC, Yarra Valley
750mL
#White  #Chardonnay  #Mount Mary  #Mount Mary Chardonnay  #Victoria  #Yarra Valley  

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"The 2016 Chardonnay is showing tremendously well on release, a slightly more obvious wine than the subtle, restrained 2015. Although not any less acidic than previous vintages, it’s the intensity of flavour that gives balance and drinkability for such a young wine. The nose is perfectly reminiscent of a Mount Mary Chardonnay, another reminder of how strongly our vineyard exhibits a consistent flavour profile from vintage to vintage. There are grapefruit and citrus characters on the nose, with some riper pear and stone fruits playing a supporting role. There’s a hint of flint and struck match imparted by the barrel ferment, along with some honey and nut nuances. The French oak used in this wine gives toasty, spice complexity. The palate is rich and creamy with perfectly balanced phenolics, giving the wine structure and adding length."


Sam Middleton


Wine Front 96 Points!


 

"Gold in colour, it’s not a shy Chardonnay by half: welcome to Flavour Country. Nectarine, white flowers, fresh mint, honey and pecans, and just a pleasant amount of struck match complexity. Glossy and glycerol, sizzled butter and nuts, yet fresh and floral, flinty elements at play, grapefruity acidity, long, rich and nutty to close, yet curiously fine throughout. Love this. Real Chardonnay. I reckon it’s pretty good drinking ’round about now, too."


- Gary Walsh, The Wine Front