The extreme heat and resultant bushfires of 2009 in the Yarra Valley had a devastating impact well beyond the wine industry. Lives and homes were lost on an unprecedented scale. Our entire production of red wine from 2009 was declassified as it did not meet our expectations of Mount Mary from a better season, and so a Quintet was not released in 2009, nor was the Mount Mary Pinot noir. However, we trust you will enjoy the two wines released under the Reflexion label.

Vertical tasting notes

2009 Réflexion Pinot noir

After discarding two thirds of the 2009 Pinot noir, 10 of the best barrels were blended together to create the Reflexion Pinot noir. Although, a slightly earlier drinking style with a riper flavour spectrum to what we would ideally like to produce, this wine has made for some very pleasant drinking. The colour is certainly darker than what we have come to expect from Pinot noir grown on this site, this being a reflection of the season.

The nose shows riper fruits namely blackcurrant, plum and cherry with stewed quince, often a character seen in Mount Mary Pinot noir. On the palate the tannins are firm but do not distract from the overall balance of the wine. This wine is drinking well now. We are uncertain how this wine will develop with time so we are recommending caution with regard to cellaring.

Released in the Newsletter 2012

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