Mount Mary Chardonnay 2014 Yarra Valley, Victoria AustraliaMount Mary
This wine is simply superb and I personally drink about 2 dozen of these a year. So its a great buy if you appreciates quality Chardonnay, says Scott Conley, Conley's Fine Wines
Mount Mary aim to make a Chardonnay of great length that is able to reach a balance between complexity & finesse. Unashamedly Burgundian in concept, local Yarra Valley practices are employed to fully express the uniquevterroir, including the wine not going through Malolactic fermentation as Mount Mary's cool-climate leaves the fruit with ideal acidity when picked. Matured in 20% new French barriques with the remainder in older barrels and large casks and along with grape solids, this is a Chardonnay of impressive texture and complexity.
There are few words to describe this wine other than true Mount Mary Chardonnay. The nose shows some toast from French oak, a slight hint of reduction, grapefruit, nectarine and an array of spices. The palate is well balanced with the various parts of this wine seemingly already well integrated. There is an underlying intensity and power to the palate. A fresh line of acidity helps to give tremendous length. This wine will develop beautifully in the cellar.