Mount Mary Quintet Cabernet 2016

Mount Mary Quintet 2016

Yarra Valley, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13.3%

One of Australia's true winemaking treasures, Mount Mary was a key driver in the rebirth of the Yarra Valley in the early 1970's after nearly 50 years without viticultural activity. Today, in the words of James Halliday, "its star shines brighter than that of any of the 174 wineries in the valley".

Mount Mary Quintet's status as one of Australia's greatest red wines was underlined when it was recently anointed 'Heritage Five' status by Langton's. Cementing the Bordeaux blend’s position as "one of Australia’s five greatest wines", it sits in rare company alongside Penfolds Grange, Henschke Hill of Grace, Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay and Wendouree Shiraz. 

A classic 'Bordeaux-blend' this always shows incredible restraint, fruit intensity and an impeccable structure that draws natural comparisons to its great French counterparts. Only very limited stocks are available. 

"97 Points. 45% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot, 20% cabernet franc, 6% malbec, 4% petit verdot, separately vinified and matured in French oak (35% new) for 18-22 months before blending and bottling. The ultimate Bordeaux blend, both in theory and reality. Almost butterfly wing transparency, yet compelling intensity and length, the flavours spanning cassis to blueberry to plum and blackcurrant, all with a textured backing. Cork. 13.2% alc. To 2041. $150"- James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2019 

"97 Points. Such perfume. Such finesse. It’s a flat out joy to smell, and to taste. Violets, cedar, red and black fruits, tobacco, pencils, marzipan and aniseed. Just into medium-bodied, well-etched and sure-footed, much like the kitten, who’s tongue the tannin sports. Delightful flavour of small red (mainly) and black berries, deft and precise, with a finish that’s long and crisp, which leaves no doubt about the quality of this wine. Line and length. Fragrance and poise. Subtle, yet thoroughly persuasive. Gentle rasp of tannin cleans the mouth. It’s a rare bird, this Cabernet. Tasted: Sep18 Alcohol: 13.2% Price: $155 Closure: Cork Drink: 2019 - 2038+"- Gary Walsh, The Wine Front. 

"97 Points. The fragrance, lift and precision on display here are other-wordly, with the most gorgeous aromas of rose petal, redcurrants and nuances of cedar. Its fragrance hovers all the way through the palate, providing a hauntingly, airy lift to impeccably elegant red fruits, super fine yet confident tannins and wonderfully bright acidity. The Yarra at its very finest. 13.3%"- Tyson Stelzer, WBM Magazine, Sept/ Oct 2018. 
Heritage Five - Langton's

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Mount Mary has long been considered one of Australia's most iconic wineries, with a history dating back to the early 1970's when Dr John Middleton established this iconic Yarra Valley winery.

Sam Middleton, the grandson of founder Dr John Middleton is now making the wines at Mount Mary and has clearly risen to the sizeable challenge of taking over this hallowed Yarra Valley winery, with superb quality across their Quintet Cabernets, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Triolet releases.
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"2016 saw a very even spread of quality and consistency across all five Quintet varieties. This has resulted in an extremely complex and compelling wine which shows brilliant purity of fruit. On the nose there is the perfect balance of red and dark fruits. Cherries and cranberries along with plums, blackcurrant, violets and cedar all contribute to this wine’s attractive aroma. There is spice and toasty characters contributed by French oak. The palate is filled with rich, perfectly ripe fruit, chocolate, liquorice and backed by grainy, firm tannin adding to the wine’s exceptional length and age-worthiness. This is the fifth consecutive vintage where we have experienced near perfect conditions for these Quintet varieties. The 2016 Quintet is drinking superbly now and will be even more impressive with time."- Sam Middleton, Mount Mary.

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