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2016 Mount Mary Quintet

Variety: Cabernet Blend
Region: Victoria
Vintage: 2016

The iconic Mount Mary Quintet is one of the jewels of the Yarra Valley. A blend of the five Bordeaux varieties, planted side-by-side on one of the Yarra's most revered sites. This personifies the medium-bodied, regal style of Cabernet blends from this region. "The Mount Mary Vineyard Quintet has a strikingly vibrant hue when poured into the glass and such an energy that runs through both the aromatics and the palate. The nose shows all the hallmark characteristics of Quintet blend from the great vintages; cassis, cherry, chocolate and a hint of varietal Yarra Cabernet leafiness are all present in the aroma profile." Opaque dark colour with a dark red hue. Refined with a perfumed lift, the nose is filled with ripe blackcurrants, mulberry and a gentle overlay of violets dried herbs, earth and spicy bay leaf ensuing. Polished tannins further enhance the elegant structure of the wine. Superb length with a long aftertaste. Cellar 10-12 years.

Awards:

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. Drink by 2041.
97 points
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion

It’s only 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, with 26% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot. A different wine to the (relatively) throaty 2015, but not a lesser one.
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. Drink 2019-2038+
97 points
Gary Walsh – The Wine Front

$183.00 Inc. GST

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