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2018 Mount Mary Reflexion Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

Limited release Chardonnay from one of the Yarra Valley's great estates. "Very good drinking here." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Very good drinking here.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Chardonnay is one of winemaker Sam Middleton's specialities.

Here's a great value example of his talents from his home block, the revered, Mount Mary vineyard in the Yarra Valley.

For the 2018, Sam isolated the younger plantings of Chardonnay to release under the Reflexion label. It was made in the same way as the iconic Mount Mary Chardonnay and Triolet, with full barrel fermentation, and a healthy amount of solids for added palate texture and weight.

In Sam's opinion, it's a fresher, more lively style of Chardonnay from his family home.

About Mount Mary

One of the great Australian domains is in the form of its life with young Sam Middleton as head winemaker.

The list of accolades for the great Mount Mary is long and rich. They are one of the country's most celebrated and collectable family-owned estates.

From the impossible balance of the iconic Quintet and Triolet blends to the scintillating Chardonnays and the rare and almost mythical Pinot Noir, there is not a hair out of place in the Mount Mary line up.

With Sam Middleton in charge of the winemaking process, Mount Mary is entering its second golden age as one of the jewels of the Yarra Valley.

Mount Mary winemaker Sam Middleton
Mount Mary winemaker Sam Middleton
Photo Credit: Ewen Bell / Wine Australia
Additional Info

From The Producer

The start of the growing season saw particularly high rainfall in November and December 2017. Having navigated our way through a period of excessively high disease pressure in the vineyard, things were well set up from a soil moisture perspective giving us optimism for the remainder of the season. As it turned out, the significant rain event experienced around Christmas time would be our last drop of rain for more than three months!

The dry, warm conditions we faced from January through to the end of March put a huge amount of stress on our younger plantings which have been established (as per our older vines) without irrigation. Although these younger vineyards still produced some impressive fruit through this challenging season, we saw an opportunity to strengthen the Mount Mary wines by leaving certain parcels out of the final blends. These parcels have become our Réflexion wines for 2018.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Sam and sister Claire in the vineyard
Sam and sister Claire in the vineyard
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"A little stuck match, lime and nectarine, cashew and spice. It’s fine but flavoursome, firm acidity crunching its way through a nutty and creamy core, juicy and flinty, with tang, lime rind, and chalky feel on a pretty long finish. Lovely balance. Very good drinking here." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Delivery

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