2021 Mount Mary Triolet
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2021 Mount Mary Triolet

Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$120. 00
$1440.00 Dozen
ABV: 12.8%
Closure: Stelvin

In 1987, Mount Mary introduced the Triolet blend, inspired by Graves, Bordeaux's white wines. The 2021 vintage is produced from 65% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon, and 10% Muscadelle. The grapes are individually harvested at optimal ripeness, with Sauvignon Blanc contributing mid-palate flavor, Semillon providing freshness and focus with sharp acidity, and Muscadelle imparting floral and aromatic notes. The winemaking process involves separate fermentation, predominantly in older barrels, with careful pressing to enhance texture. Lees stirring adds complexity and body. After 11 months of barrel aging, the Triolet develops complex aromas as the fruity flavors fade.

Other Reviews....
A 65/25/10% blend of sauvignon blanc/semillon/muscadelle. Crushed and destemmed with 20% whole bunches in the press. Barrel fermented and matured for 11 months in seasoned barriques. A stunning Triolet with its aromas of greengages, white nectarine, Meyer lemon, lemongrass and jasmine. There's a hint of sandalwood coming from the oak. Seductive, powerful and restrained. Slippery, chalky textured, tightly wound and very long, this is going to be a great and long-lived wine. In a league of its own. Drink 2022 - 2032.
98 Points
Philip Rich - Halliday's Australian Wine Companion

Triolet is a gently mid-weighted wine of refined detail and exquisite restraint, so much so that those who seek obvious fruit fail to understand it. It is a wine that ages with prowess, too. Indeed, the finest aged white I have experienced across the New World was older Triolet. Lanolin, lemon drop, quince and nettle push long across a meld of effusive energy and extract. The oak, subtly compressing the fray into a bone of tension. Excellent finish. Drinking this is an emotional experience, pushing the exhilaration meter up a notch. Best after 2027.
98 Points
Ned Goodwin MW - JamesSuckling.com

A blend of 65% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon and 10% Muscadelle, this is a reflection of the original vineyard planting. This had a high solid component in the ferment and was stirred as required rather than to a schedule. On the nose of this 2021 Triolet, there is an amalgam of curry leaf, white flowers, crushed chalk, guava, sugar snap pea (and I mean this in the way that the flowers waft on the breeze, rather than the snap of the pod itself), a hint of cilantro and even a hint of jalapeño. This is very faint. In the mouth, the wine has great phenolic structure—it is firm and almost austere structurally. This is good; it gives the fruit some chew and shape as it flows across the palate. It ages gracefully, and the impact of this cool season is evident to see in the wine today. There was no new oak in the elevage; the Sauvignon Blanc matured in seasoned pucheons, the Semillon and Muscadelle in barriques for eleven months, and then it was blended prior to bottling. 12.8% alcohol, sealed under screw cap. Drink 2023 - 2043.
96 Points
Erin Larkin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

65% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon, 10% Muscadelle. One of the nicest BDX blends I’ve had, was the 1985 Haut Brion Blanc. I say this, because many don’t recognise how good these blends can be, not least with bottle age.
This is a complete wine. There’s guava, lime, lemongrass, a subtle smoky matchstick edge, lemon thyme, passionfruit pith, white flowers, a little cedar and aniseed. Tight, flinty, a burst of flavour, yet so controlled, pink grapefruit, lime rind, thistle, umami Parmesan rind, so much energy and presence, and the finish is so long and cool. There’s not many SSB blends as good as this, from anywhere. Insanely good. Drink 2024 - 2035+
96+ Points
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front