Mount Mary Chardonnay 2017


James Halliday 98 Points!


Wine Front 96 Points!


Nick Stock 95 Points!


 

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

Details

Chardonnay remains the premier white grape of the Yarra Valley. In seasons like 2017, we believe it can rival some of the best Chardonnays of the world. Our newest Chardonnay blocks are now approaching 10 years of age, adding an extra layer of clonal diversity to this wine when blended with our older plantings (now reaching 35-45 years of age). The nose of the 2017 Chardonnay opens with citrus characters, lemon curd, some riper melon nuances, along with struck match, toast, and almond meal. The palate is fine, elegant and pure with flavours of citrus, grapefruit, honey and some very appealing toasty oak complexities. The defining feature of this wine on release is the pristine acid line and tremendous length. While the palate shows ample generosity now, expect this wine to build concentration over the next few years as it relaxes a little in bottle.


- Mount Mary

 


 

 

James Halliday 98 Points!

 


 

"Clones 76, 277, P58, Mendoza, I10V1; the first two are the Bernard/Dijon clones, which are new additions to the vineyard. Hand-picked, destemmed direct to the press, specific yeast selection, fermented and matured in French oak (25-30% new) from various coopers for 11 months. The wine is positively electric/alive with pinpoint precision and length. Mouthwatering, glorious, and will live for decades."

 


 

James Halliday, Wine Companion

 


 

Wine Front 96 Points!

 


 

"It’s a tight one in 2017, that’s for sure. Lime, lemon and lemon curd, vanilla yoghurt, almond, just a little stuck match. It’s racy but flavoursome, bites down pretty firmly, and doesn’t really let go. Intense quartz-like texture and juicy lime acidity pulses through citrus and tangy pineapple, the finish long and slightly spicy, all chalk and mouth-watering goodness. Hooray for Mount Mary Chardonnay."

 


 

Gary Walsh, Wine Front

 


 

Nick Stock 95 Points!

 


 

"There’s a complex, mealy and savory side here with a very assertive white-peach, mango and nectarine edge, too. The palate offers intense flavor with intense freshness and the grilled hazelnuts and peaches hold long."

 


 

Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com