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2018 Mount Mary Masterclass Pack

Yarra Valley, VIC

The outstanding 2018 quartet of Mount Mary estate releases including the coveted 99 point Quintet Cabernet - James Halliday's Cabernet Blend of the Year.

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As has been noted by many of Australia's most prominent wine critics - Mount Mary is in the midst of a second golden age.

In 2018, the stars aligned for the Middletons. Young winemaker, Sam Middleton, was well and truly in the groove in his position as head of the cellar. The vintage conditions were tantamount to perfect. Sam nailed each and every release, perfectly capturing the vineyard's voice and the accent of the season.

These 2018s will go down as one of the great releases of the modern Mount Mary era. They are fine, precise wines that will be the stuff of legend for decades to come. They will be jewels of your collection.

This pack is the only way to get all four, including the mythical 98 point Pinot Noir and the phenomenal 2018 Quintet, James Halliday's 2020 Cabernet Blend of the Year with 99 points.

Only a strictly limited number of packs are available.

2018 Mount Mary Quintet

99 points & Cabernet Blend of the Year

"Mesmerisingly silky, with a kaleidoscope of fruit and secondary flavours."
- James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)


The iconic Mount Mary Quintet is one of the jewels of the Yarra Valley.

A blend of the five Bordeaux varieties, planted side-by-side on one of the Yarra's most revered sites. This personifies the medium-bodied, regal style of Cabernet blends from this region.

The 2018 vintage is considered one of the best vintages of Quintet of the last several decades, taking out James Halliday's Cabernet Blend of the Year with a near-perfect 99 points. The fruit hit perfect ripeness and was masterfully guided to bottle by young family winemaker Sam Middleton. All the ducks in a row.

A thing of beauty. A thing of class. A wine for the cellar to be marvelled at for decades to come.

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2018 Mount Mary Pinot Noir

The fastest wine to sell out each year from Mount Mary is the Pinot Noir. It's a wine that excels regardless of the vagaries of the vintage.

As Sam Middleton explains, "We often find our Pinots made in the warmer vintages surprise us the most when tasted in vertical lineups. 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."

It's a wine that blossoms with time in the cellar. Each vintage shows structure, power and grace.

The 2018 received 98 points from James Halliday and 96 points from Gary Walsh. As always, the allocations are limited.

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2018 Mount Mary Chardonnay

The famed old vines on the Mount Mary estate yield some of the finest Chardonnay in the district.

Sensitive winemaking from Sam Middleton and respect for the fruit is at the core of this wine. Sam looks to support the Chardonnay with high quality oak (around 30% new), a relatively hard pressing to extract more in the way of texture and some lees stirring. Malo is avoided to retain acid purity. Finesse is the name of the game here.

In 2018 Sam Middleton pulls together an exceptional Yarra Chardonnay. In seasons like this, you just want to get out of the road and let the fruit speak. Sam nailed it.

In the words of James Halliday, this is "Just when you think the Mount Mary wines can't get any better (at the point of release), they do."

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2018 Mount Mary Triolet

The Mount Mary Triolet is a wine inspired by the great white blends of Bordeaux.

The vineyard is planted to 75% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon and 5% Muscadelle. Each variety is picked at perfect ripeness, then vinified in essentially the same way as their Chardonnay with 100% barrel ferment (in mostly older oak), some solids from firm pressing and lees stirring employed over the 11 months it rests in barrel before bottling.

The 2018 Triolet is a tightly wound, beautifully balanced example of this cult favourite wine, showing the restraint and finesse that is typical of the best Triolets. The ideal season in the Yarra allowing plenty of flavour development and pristine acidity through the wine.

This is a top example of why this is considered one of the country's finest examples of the Bordeaux Blanc style.

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As always the Quintet leads the way for Mount Mary. Outstanding tannins, sense of freshness of fruit, brightness and general purity of each wine.

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