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Mount Mary Pinot Noir 2005 (4 x 750mL), Yarra Valley, VIC.

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0060-2444213

Part of Sale: Grays Fine Wine ~ Featuring Penfolds `Bin 95` Grange 1973

GST: Inclusive

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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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.

Jeremy Oliver

VIC - Yarra Valley

Expert Reviews

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, (NOV/2007)

VIC - Yarra Valley
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

The pinot noir vines, originally acquired from Western Victoria in 1971 before individual clonal selections were considered, are planted on sandy clay loams overlaying degenerating Silurain shales.

A relatively short seven day fermentation in 70% open pot and 30% stainless steel static fermenters takes place. This is followed by 12 months barrel maturation in 15% new French oak barriques and seasoned oak, including 30% in large format casks. A further 10 months barrel maturation occurs in seasoned oak barriques.

The wine is typified by fragrant strawberry, cherry aromas and a supple, evenly proportioned palate. It is bottled with Diam closures to allow vital oxygen exchange for the development and maturation of tannins.

Top Vintages

2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1988, 1986

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Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
M.L - Torquay VIC18/10/2016 9.03.24 PM AEDTAU $284 11
L.S - Vaucluse NSW19/10/2016 10.14.45 PM AEDTAU $279 10
L.O - CROWS NEST NSW18/10/2016 9.30.04 PM AEDTAU $259 10
K.E - NORTHBRIDGE WA18/10/2016 5.05.24 PM AEDTAU $204 10
D.O - Kew VIC18/10/2016 5.32.27 PM AEDTAU $164 10
R.M - Glebe NSW18/10/2016 1.35.48 PM AEDTAU $69 10
D.H - Chittaway Point NSW18/10/2016 10.33.02 AM AEDTAU $64 10
D.J - St Kilda VIC18/10/2016 12.39.44 PM AEDTAU $44 10
f.C - Sydney NSW18/10/2016 8.39.39 AM AEDTAU $9 10
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