HighlightsLangton's Classification - "Outstanding"
97 pts James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion
96 pts Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
James Halliday's '2018 Winery of the Year'
Winemaker's NotesWe often find our Pinots made in the warmer vintages surprise us the most when tasted in vertical lineups. We think this speaks of the uniqueness of our site, in particular the cold nights that we experience during the growing season here at Mount Mary.
The nose of the 2016 Pinot noir shows all the hallmarks of what we have come to expect from Mount Mary Pinot. Stewed strawberries, plums and the very familiar quince character are here, so often present in our Pinots. There is earthiness and spice on the nose adding complexity. The palate is firm with ripe tannin but complemented so well with juicy, rich dark fruits, perfectly matched with high quality French oak. This wine is built for the dinner table, to be enjoyed with great food and excellent company. It will continue to develop beautifully for another decade and beyond.