There’s no doubt that Chardonnay is my favourite white grape variety, perhaps tussling with aged Hunter Semillon, but well ahead of Riesling, the so-called king of white grapes. Plenty of struck match, lime, almond, and white flowers (including vanilla, of course). It’s full of flavour, albeit set to a somewhat tangy and grapefruity expression, with plenty of grip and grainy texture, lime rind, spice and some honey water sweetness. Finish is long and intense, with a tonic-like twang, and zesty appeal. Excellent. Needs a couple of years to settle down. Drink: 2021 - 2030+. 95 points – Gary Wash, The Wine Front.
Multiple clones, hand-picked, crushed and destemmed, fermented French oak (30% new), matured for 11 months. Pale straw-green; extremely focused and wrapped in a skein of citrussy acidity, the palate of extreme length, its future guaranteed by its screwcap. Just when you think the Mount Mary wines can't get any better (at the point of release), they do. Drink by 2038. 98 Points. James Halliday.