An inspiration by John Middleton in Victoria's Yarra Valley. The nearest Australian wine to a premier Bordeaux red and a global standard in its own right...
18.8 points / 20
Jeremy Oliver's Australian Wine Annual 2004
Mount Mary wines in the Yarra Valley, are regarded as amongst Australia's very best. The vineyard is situated on northern, well drained slopes, and historically has been regarded as an exceptional site. Established in the early 1970's by Dr John Middleton and his wife Marli, the reputation of Mount Mary has spread well beyond the shores of Australia with serious wine collectors world wide snapping up any stocks that happen to find their way onto the markets.
For the last decade, Dr John Middleton has been assisted by winemaker and viticulturist, Mario Marson, and together they have produced a collection of wines that are truly formidable. Middleton is approaching his mid 70's, consequently much of the responsibility of winemaking has been shifted to Mario Marson. Marson, while largely unknown outside of the winemaking community must be regarded as Australia's greatest shadow winemaker.
The Mount Mary Cabernets are regarded as the countries finest and positioned along side Penfolds Grange Hermitage and Henschke Hill of Grace as wine icons. The Cabernets are made with the classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot.