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Mount Mary Pinot Noir

Cracka Value Rating
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Cracka Review

Medium-bodied and rich in style, it shows attractive scents of red fruits, florals and vanilla bean on the nose. The palate is tight, taut and densely fruited, with a tight ball of sweet red berries at its core, fine, slinky tannins, bright acidity, and a long, luxurious finish. This will cellar for a few years, or would be great with a classic duck dish.

Winemaker's Notes

This Pinot shows aromas of strawberries, rhubarb and cherries. There are some oak characteristics present here adding some toasty complexities. The palate is delicate and creamy although suitably persistent with good length and tannic grip. The flavour profile is dominated by red fruits namely cranberries, plums and cherries. Behind the red fruits sits a savoury element that will become more pronounced with time.

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Mount Mary Pinot Noir

Expert Reviews

Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
Sourced from a single smaller vineyard and delivered in a fresh and approachable style, this has a really impressive brambly cherry and bracken nose _ nice and fresh and strong pinot-like appeal. The palate s lithe, even and all well integrated, showing fine, smooth tannins and a hint of mocha through the juicy finish.
2016
Good Wine Guide
94
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Sweetly fruited and quite pristine, with a heady, deeply layered perfume of red flowers, dark cherries, berries and a whiff of mint knit with restrained cedary oak. It's sappy, supple and underpinned by a mouthwatering extract of fine tannin with juicy, brightly lit and perfectly focused flavours of sweet red cherries and berries backed by a fine minerality. Charmingly balanced, it finishes long and seamless with a bright, fresh acidity. It just needs time to build the richness and power it can ultimately deliver.
2022-2030
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
96
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Sam Middleton's first season at the helm was a cracker vintage, yielding an elegantly refined Mount Mary of subtle rose petals, distinguished red cherries and a trail of silky tannins.
Wine 100 Reviews, April
95
Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
This wine needs decanting if drinking before 2016. Fine and sinuous aromas with fresh strawberry and sweet vanilla oak. The silky palate is full and round with generous texture and the pinot sweet fruit in youth, ability to build with time. The acids are on the verge of mouth watering, helping carry the length of flavour and the tannins fine and youthful. Needs time.
2022
Rob Geddes MW
95
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Beautiful limpid crimson; a fragrant, perfumed bouquet of red fruits leads into a glorious palate that efortlessly caresses the mouth with its display of red fruits in a silken web in no way dependent on oak, just the finest tannins.
To 2020
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
97
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
Pale yet powerful with detailed perfumes this wine slides silkily with its light- to medium-bodied juicy?berries, wonderfully driven by the gentle fruit of the vineyard. Raspberry cherry fruit feature and with a good line of velvety tannins fresh raspberry, cherry fruit, velvety tannin textures and?subtle stalky flavours and tangy acidity to finish.
Rob Geddes MW
95
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Light, crystal-bright crimson; a super-elegant wine right in the heartland of Mount Mary pinot noir; the bouquet is fragrant, with perfumed red fruits, the silky palate with those fruits complexed by some precisely judged savoury characters giving length.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Clear colour, yet to lose primary hue; a beautifully constructed pinot, lithe and silky on the mid-palate, then stretching out on the long finish, the sweet red fruits of the mid-palate reappearing on the aftertaste.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
96
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
A fine, supple and willowy longer-term pinot whose delicate floral perfume of raspberries, cherries, red plums and restrained cedary oak and subtle presence of undergrowth and dried herbs, cloves and nutmeg. Initially sweet and forward, with some lively cherry/berry flavour, it becomes more sappy, lean and restrained as it extends towards its fine, silky finish of lingering fruit and refreshing acidity.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
96
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Super-elgant 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.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
94
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
Pale yet powerful and detailed perfumes, slides silkily, light- to medium-bodied, juicy berries, wonderfully understated oak driven by the gentle fruit of the vineyard.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
94
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
An exemplary Mount Mary pinot and a classic example of this variety. Slightly stewed, floral and briary aromas of quince, cherries and raspberries are lifted by scents of rose petals, five spice and nutmeg. Silky, smooth and seamless, its unctuous, sappy palate of juicy sweet cherries and plums is tightly wrapped in the finest of tannins, finishing with savoury spices. Its balance, intensity and texture are simply delightful, and will only develop with time in the bottle.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
96
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
A sweet, spicy perfume of liqueur cherry chocolates, rose petals and briar reveals complex undertones of caramel, exotic spices and a faint meatiness. It's sumptuous and velvet-like, offering a deep, unctuous palate steeped in dark, juicy flavours of cherries and plums, framed by smooth, fine tannins. It's a baby of a wine, and I wouldn't beat all surprised if it demanded a score upgrade once it has been longer in the bottle.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
95
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Excellent hue: bright, light to medium red-purple. Pure varietal character is evident on the bouquet with fragrant plum and cherry fruit. Stylish palate has the hallmark silky mouthfeel in a light to medium-bodied frame. Very interesting to taste the wine so young (April 2001), as you can see the breed of the wine, and the pure fruit with which it starts. Shows absolutely no sign of any vintage problems.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
94

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