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  • Country ranking ?

    63
  • Producer ranking ?

    3
  • Decanting time

    -
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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Mount Mary commands a mythical status among wine collectors. Quintet is a Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, and Petit Verdot blend. The vineyard faces due north and captures optimum sunlight during the growing season. New French Oak plays an underlying role in the style. Owing to vine age, the wine has become richer and more complex during the 1990s. It exhibits a purity of fruit, poise and structure found in few Australian Cabernets with cedar and blackcurrant aromas, fine-grained savoury tannins, and superb flavour length. Quality is usually outstandingly good, although as a single vineyard wine, the vagaries of vintage can come into play. Quintet resonates an individuality of place and Dr John Middleton’s fastidious respect of the landscape.

 

Top Vintages 2010, 2005, 2004, 2000, 1999,1998,1996,1994, 1991, 1990, 1988, 1986, 1984, 1982, 1979

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Creamy and fine.  That cohesion that I found so present in the wine prior is present here, too.  While this is hard to distinguish from modern BDX, there is a giveaway vibrancy and glossiness nestled into the core of red fruit that outs it as new world. The fine tannins are telltale too. For the power and glory are yours

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Yarra Valley, Victoria

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