About The Wine
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 2011 vintage was wetter and cooler than the surrounding years at the beginning of this decade. However, the Middleton family stood behing their flagship Cabernet blend, offering this at the time of release: "The Quintet varieties have performed extremely well, particularly Cabernet sauvignon. A week or so of good weather around Easter rounded off the Cabernets beautifully, resulting in perfect ripeness at less than usual sugar/alcohol levels. This is exactly what we aim for."
James Halliday rated it 94 points (same score as the much heralded 2010 Quintet), noting that It's best drinking will be over the next few years.
If ever you were to buy a Quintet to drink now, this would be the vintage.
About Mount Mary
One of the great Australian domains is in the form of its life with young Sam Middleton as head winemaker.
The list of accolades for the great Mount Mary is long and rich. They are one of the country's most celebrated and collectable family-owned estates.
From the impossible balance of the iconic Quintet and Triolet blends to the scintillating Chardonnays and the rare and almost mythical Pinot Noir, there is not a hair out of place in the Mount Mary line up.
With Sam Middleton in charge of the winemaking process, Mount Mary is entering its second golden age as one of the jewels of the Yarra Valley.