Mount Mary's Scintillating Rhone Project, Marli Russell

by Hugh French | Jun 27, 2024


Marli Russell by Mount Mary

"Marli Middleton (nee Russell), co-founder of Mount Mary, was the inspiration behind the label in recognition of her enthusiasm for the family to continue the pursuit of new ideas. Marli was an adventurous and fun loving woman and it’s this spirit of hers that we hope shines through in these wines."
Mount Mary



"Resting on their laurels is not something that the greats do and that is what the Middleton family are, one of the greats of the modern Australian wine landscape. When Sam Middleton first let us into the details of the new plantings back in the day, a few sideways glances were no doubt shared around the room, but the vision and the foresight really shines through in the magnificent Marli Russell project now that it rolls on into its adolescent years. This is no longer a project that is only about the future, it is about now. Year on year the Marli Russell wines have evolved, not only as the vines established themselves in their (relatively) new home in Coldstream, but also as Sam and the Mount Mary team have grown and evolved alongside the vines."
Distributor Notes, Cellarhand

All wines below are available now at our special offer prices for the next seven days only. To place your order, simply click on the links below or contact us by email, or by phone on 03 9419 6990.



2023 Marli Russell Rose
Usually $45 - Special Offer $41

90% Grenache,10% Mourvèdre

"Delicate and aromatic, this wine expresses flavour characteristics of crunchy white peach, pomegranate and orchard blossom. Inspired by the pale, savoury rosé style of Bandol, this wine is crisp and dry, with zippy acidity to keep it fine and focussed on the finish. Versatile and food-friendly."
Winemaker's Notes, Sam Middleton



2022 Marli Russell RP1 White Blend
Usually $45 - Special Offer $41

40% Marsanne, 40% Roussanne, 20% Clairette

"A little struck match, green melon, lime and lime rind, jasmine perfume, some cinnamon pastry. It’s bright and quite juicy, even a little bit tropical, but there’s that lime rind thing again, which offers a lovely counterpoint. There’s a fine chalky grip to texture, bright acidity, and kind of glossy too, with a finish of excellent length and nutty/spicy complexity. Lovely wine. It could even be better again with a few more years in bottle."
94 Points
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front


2022 Marli Russell RP2 Red Blend
Usually $55 - Special Offer $50

55% Grenache, 30% Shiraz, 10% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault

"A Rhone blend with Mount Mary sensibility.

This is fresh, spicy, red fruits with an exotic musky and rosy perfume. Medium-bodied, rosehip, redcurrant and raspberry, a fine crunch to it, juicy but controlled, with a lick of kitten’s tongue tannin, almond, biscuit spice, dried herbs and orange zest, and a clean finish of excellent length. It’s a Pinot Noir drinkers Rhone blend, for sure, and it’s such a delightful wine. I’d say it’s likely the best release to date."
95 Points
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front




All wines above are available now at our special offer prices for the next seven days only. To place your order, simply click on the links above or contact us by email, or by phone on 03 9419 6990.





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