Mount Mary Yarra Valley Quintet 2017
97 POINT RATED GARY WALSH & 96 POINT RATED HUON HOOKE ICONIC MOUNT MARY QUINTET
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- 97 POINT RATED GARY WALSH THE WINE FRONT
- 96 POINT RATED DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS
- 96 POINT RATED AND TOP RANKED CABERNET HUON HOOKE THE REAL REVIEW
- 96 POINT RATED NICK STOCK JAMESSUCKLING.COM
- 95 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- GOLD MEDAL DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS
The nose is particularly vibrant and fruit forward at this early stage, bursting with aromas of cassis, cherry, plum and chocolate. There is a hint of earth/ undergrowth/cigarbox here playing second fiddle to the bright expressive fruit. The palate follows on with a similar theme with flavours of blackcurrant, plum, liquorice and chocolate. The tannins and acid profile give this wine such beautiful structure, purity and persistence through the palate which we have not seen in a young Quintet for quite some time.
97 Point Rated - Gary Walsh The Wine Front
"Mount Mary has hit a purple patch with their Quintet over the past few vintages, and their Royal Purpleness continues in 2017. Such perfume. It’s head spinningly fragrant. I’m thinking violet, cigar box, nougat, spicy biscuits, mint, chocolate and sweet wet earth, along with a core of intense raspberry, cherry and blackcurrant. It’s medium bodied, lithe but dense, rich cherry chocolate sprinkled with baking spices, crisp cranberry acidity, high pixel tannin, sweetness of fruit with a savoury ferrous edge. The finish is supremely long, all graphite and perfume, crisp definition and aniseed trailing in the aftertaste. Fine and rare."
96 Point Rated & Top Ranked Cabernet - Huon Hooke The Real Review
"Deepish red colour with a tint of purple. The bouquet is cedary, spicy, intense and stylishly oaked. Violets and other floral nuances too. The wine is medium to full-bodied in the mouth, with intensity and brightness, firm grip and length, the effortlessness and great persistence are impressive. It's not a big wine but has plenty of concentration and drive. Masterful stuff. Lovely now, but cellar it for best rewards."
96 Point Rated - Nick Stock JamesSuckling.com
""This hits the upper register of vintage quality for this wine, showing a very fresh, youthful and attractive array of redder fruit with gentle, cedary-oak overtones and a light, earthy edge. The palate is so silky and elegant; the fine, ribbon-like tannins hold long and true. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Best from 2025."
96 Point Rated Decanter World Wine Awards
"45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc. Poised and elegant, with a nose of layered spice, Turkish delight, plum, violet and blackcurrant, then to a palate textured with supple, smooth tannins."
95 Point Rated - James Halliday Wine Companion
"45% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 16% cabernet franc, 5% petit verdot and 4% malbec, all vinified separately matured in French oak (35% new) in various larger vessels and vats. The bouquet is gently cedary/savoury, and the palate adds herbal/green olive notes to the finish. It's still to find its feet (all five of them)."
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 2017 vintage is considered one of the best vintages in the Yarra of the last several decades and Quintet does not disappoint. The fruit hit perfect ripeness and was masterfully guided to bottle by young family winemaker Sam Middleton. All the ducks in a row.A thing of beauty. A thing of class. A wine for the cellar to be marvelled at for decades to come.
Yarra Valley, Victoria
|Grape Variety:||Fruity Red|
|Cellaring:||Drink now or cellar for the next decade|
|Bottle Top:||Foil over cork|
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