Mount Mary Pinot Noir 2016


James Halliday 97 Points!


Wine Front 96 Points!

Australia, VIC, Yarra Valley
750mL
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"We often find our Pinots made in the warmer vintages surprise us the most when tasted in vertical line-ups. We believe this speaks to the uniqueness of our site, in particular the cold nights we experience during the growing season here at Mount Mary. The nose of the 2016 Pinot noir shows all the hallmarks of what we have come to expect from Mount Mary Pinot. Stewed strawberries, plums and the very familiar quince character are here, so often present in our Pinots. There is earthiness and spice on the nose adding complexity. The palate is firm with ripe tannin but complemented with juicy, rich dark fruits, perfectly matched with high-quality French oak. This wine is built for the dinner table, to be enjoyed with great food and excellent company. It will continue to develop beautifully for another decade and beyond."


– Sam Middleton


James Halliday 97 Points!


 

"Hand-picked, sorted via vibrating sorting tables, part crushed, part whole berry, 10-14 days on skins, matured for 11 months in French oak (27% new). Upper Yarra Valley complex texture, flavour and structure; dark berries/plums with pinot tannins woven through the fabric of the palate, length and balance up to the usual standards. A great achievement for the vintage." 


 

- James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2019


 


"There are deeply fragrant cherries and plums, as well as fresh undergrowth, blueberries, violets and alluring baking spices. The tannins are an important part of the wine. Savoury and firm but silky. There’s a strong character and style present here. Good depth and drive. Give this time."

Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com


 

Wine Front 96 Points!


"None of your sweet and sour fruit profile here, that I see in many a local Pinot Noir. Raspberry, cherry, strawberry, cedar and spice, fennel and mushrooms, roses too. Medium-bodied, at best, fresh red fruits, bright acidity, plenty of flavour, with graphite tannin keeping it long, firm and tense. Finish is perfumed, kind of autumnal, and very long with that beautiful tannin cleaning it up so nicely. It has reach, and personality. In short, it’s very good. I really like it. A lot." 


 

- Gary Walsh, The Wine Front