Mount Mary ‘Quintet’ Cabernet blend 2016
Mount Mary is a family owned, single vineyard estate located in the heart of the Yarra Valley.
The region is in the south-eastern corner of Australia, east of Melbourne in the state of Victoria.
Established in 1971 by John and Marli Middleton, Mount Mary was one of the first vineyards planted in the resurgence of the Yarra Valley as a premium wine producing region.
The Mount Mary ‘Quintet’ Cabernet blend 2016 offers opaque dark red black tinged colour with a dark red hue. Very refined with a perfumed lift, the nose is filled with ripe red to blackcurrants, mulberry and a gentle overlay of violets with cedary tobacco characters, dried herbs, earth and spicy bay leaf ensuing.
Medium bodied the beautifully detailed palate is loaded with charm and finesse featuring ripe red currant, dark cherry and mulberry flavours over a background of well integrated vanillin cedar, earthy dried herbs, faint tobacco and spicy bay leaf.
Very finely grained, polished tannins further enhance the elegant structure of the wine. Superb length with a long understated aftertaste.
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.