MOUNT MARY - Quintet 2018
Stands proudly at the head of the MOUNT MARY portfolio. A blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 5% each of Malbec and Petit Verdot, each variety handled according to its structure. Open/static fermenters, wood/stainless steel, 10-14 days on skins, 35% new oak from a range of coopers and forests, 16-20 months in barrel. Mesmerisingly silky, with a kaleidoscope of fruit and secondary flavours."
97 Pts - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)
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 2018 vintage is considered one of the best vintages of Quintet of the last several decades, taking out James Halliday's Cabernet Blend of the Year with a near-perfect 99 points. 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.
Established in 1971, three generations of the Middleton family have dedicated themselves to wines of elegance, longevity and distinction. All their wines are made entirely from estate grown fruit and are produced and bottled on site at MOUNT MARY.
The inspiration behind the planting of vines in the Yarra Valley came from the Swiss settlers of the 1850’s. These worldly and hard working immigrants had been greatly influenced by the French wine producers and recognised the climatic parallels the Yarra Valley shared with Bordeaux and Burgundy.
All MOUNT MARY wines are made from estate grown fruit and are produced and bottled on site at MOUNT MARY.
The fact they are entirely self contained in all parts of the process is extremely important to them. This philosophy has been central to who we are since day one and will remain our approach to producing fine wines in the future.
Vendor (Misc) / Vineyard (Wines): MOUNT MARY