2018 Mount Mary Vineyard Triolet
An estate-grown blend of 68% sauvignon blanc, 24% semillon and 8% muscadelle, matured for 11 months in barrel. Has exceptional drive, complexity and balance, its longevity proved by multi-vintage vertical tastings. Its backbone of acidity has ample lemon/lemon curd/fresh-cut grass to encourage a second glass.
James Halliday - Wine Companion
This sits on a reductive edge, so give it some good air. It flexes into a minerally, wet-stony mode and has aromas of pear blossom, sliced apple, grassy elements, sliced cucumber and lemon pith. The palate has a very sleek, contained and linear shape with quite intense green-apple and green-pear flavors. Some grassy notes, too. Concentrated and pinned in tight with vibrant acidity. Best from 2024.
Nick Stock - JamesSuckling.com
68% Sauvignon, 24% Semillon and 8% Muscadelle. This year closed with a DIAM cork, last year a screwcap, though I see you can choose either when ordering. This is a really good vintage for Triolet.
It’s a charming, ripe and glossy vintage of Triolet, so smooth and flavoursome, but still has grip and juicy acidity. Lime and lemon curd, some spice and lemongrass, crunch of green apple acidity, a subtle hay/grassy element in there too. Finish is long, floral/vanilla scented, and silky, with a cinch of quinine-like bitterness adding refreshment. White Bordeaux blends don’t come much better than this.
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front