Burton McMahon


Australia – Victoria, Yarra Valley

The wines made by Dylan McMahon are focused on strictly limited releases of small batch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Yarra Valley. From the vineyard to the winery, the Burton McMahon philosophy is about attention to detail, and creating wines true to their terroir.

Burton McMahon Gippsland Pinot Noir 2016
“This is excellent. It’s pale, almost murky but not quite, complex in an effortless way and tight and chalky to close. Essence of pinot noir. It tastes of strawberries, sour cherries, various spices and herbs but the sum is larger than the parts. A delicacy.” – 93+ Points  Campbell Mattinson, WineFront.com.au

“A pallid hue, barely light cherry red, this is one for erudite aficionados of cool climate pinot noir. Sappy and long of an introduction, the wine glides across a carpet of sour cherry, wild strawberry, musk, sandalwood and dank, wet leaves. This is mellifluous stuff with the 20% of whole cluster fruit beautifully absorbed, embellishing the whole with an echo of exotic spice and a balletic tension between the briar-clad tannins from the stems, acidity, oak and fruit.” – 94 Points Ned Goodwin MW, WineCompanion.com.au

Burton McMahon D’Aloisio Chardonnay 2016
“Well-fruited and finely textured. Melon, crisp apple, citrus and nashi pear. Juice, momentum, flinty/minerally/leesy complexity, and brushes of both meal and toasty oak. There’s a good deal going on but it’s presented as a seamless whole; it’s neat and tidy. It’s drinking quite beautifully now though you’d imagine that it will unfurl attractively over the coming few years.” – 93 Points Campbell Mattinson, WineFront.com.au

Burton McMahon George’s Chardonnay 2016
“Light, bright yellow colour with a fresh, creamy, fluffy lees-driven and pear-like aroma, very inviting. A trace of lightly browned toast. The palate is delicate, fresh and clean, lively and fine, driven by lees and subtle fruit, not overtly oaky. The palate is fruit-rich but dry, with a clean more-ish finish.” – 93 Points Huon Hooke, HuonHooke.com

Burton McMahon Syme on Yarra Pinot Noir 2016
“The fruit for this slinky pinot noir was harvested across two picking windows. The earlier to retain acidity and brightness of fruit, a challenge in this warm vintage. The outcome is a brooding, dark fruited Pinot Noir with an elemental streak of whole-cluster herb and twig, running through the mid-palate. The stems confer some crunchy tannins, too, reining in the flavours of cherry, wood smoke and rhubarb.” – 92 Points Ned Goodwin MW, WineCompanion.com.au

Burton McMahon Syme Pinot Noir 2015
“It’s a markedly different beast to the Gippsland release. This is firm, tight, structured and stringy. Herb-infused fruit, bridled with tannin. Cranberries and red cherries. If it was a band it would be called: Woody Herb and the Stalky Stalks. There isn’t a lot of fruit depth but it’s full of tension and puffed with woodsmoke. It needs a year or two. There’s interest galore here.” – 93 Points Campbell Mattinson, WineFront.com.au

**Available to VIC, SA & WA only**