Mount Mary Quintet 2019
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44% Cabernet sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 18% Cabernet franc, 4% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot
"The quality we were able to produce in a relatively cooler vintage such as 2020 is not only a testament to how well suited these Bordeaux varieties are to our site, but also to the endless amount of work, effort and attention our vineyard team puts into growing the best possible fruit we can in any given vintage. The nose is dominated by red fruits (namely cherries), just-ripe plum and blackcurrant. Spice notes of cinnamon and cedar oak are present here also. The palate is light to medium bodied, but shows the hallmark Quintet understated power, length and intensity of flavour that we have become accustomed to over the past 5 decades. There is a chewy, chalky, quite prominent tannin profile to this wine that will soften and become more integrated with time in-bottle."
- Sam Middleton Winemaker
"A blend of 44/30/18/4/4% cabernet sauvignon/merlot/cabernet franc/malbec/petit verdot. From a cool year, with the poor flowering reducing the crop of the Quintet varieties by around 50%, this is an essay in elegance and understatement. A medium, bright and translucent ruby red, this is beautifully perfumed with aromas of just-ripened blackcurrants, red cherries, rose petals and gentle cedar notes from the oak. The palate is exceptionally pure fruited and gently textured. The wine finishes with these incredibly silky, long tannins that are in perfect harmony with the fruit and acid. This majestic wine is gorgeous to drink even now but those that still have some in their cellar in 10–15 years (if not longer) will be grateful."
98 Points - Philip Rich - Halliday Wine Companion