Outstanding and long-lived Pinot Noirs fully justify Mount Mary's exalted reputation.
Its dryland vineyard is planted to a broad array of clones of its constituent varieties, from which Middleton’s team refined a selection from the finest mature vines. Its yields are modest to very low, and its wines nurtured according to the very disciplined approach of John Middleton, who now has a significantly expanded winery to work within.
- VIC - Yarra Valley
Super-elegant and super-refined; the long track record of prior releases guarantees this wine will build on the long, linear fruit base it was born with; easily overlooked, perhaps.
Rating 94 - Drink by 2018 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2008)
Winery Tasting Notes
"Elegant, smooth and supple with a spicy, floral perfume of raspberries, redcurrants, cloves and cinnamon, over suggestions of sweet vanilla/cedary oak and a hint of raisins. It opens slowly, becoming more juicy, fleshy and silky, presenting a restrained array of sweet cherry/berry fruit knit tightly with fine, bony tannins."
Rating 94 - Jeremy Oliver, www.jeremyoliver.com.au (NOV/2007)