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2011 Mount Mary Quintet

Yarra Valley, VIC

A cooler, lighter vintage of Quintet which is hitting its peak right now.

$130.00

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About

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.

Mount Mary winemaker Sam Middleton
Mount Mary winemaker Sam Middleton
Yarra Valley, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"The hue is bright, although not deep - indeed crystal clear; the scented, perfumed red berry bouquet leads into a juicy palate with no green notes, just a touch of mint; it is long and evenly balanced, and will provide much pleasure over the next five or so years, thereafter is in the lap of the gods." - James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Our vineyard is planted to Cabernet sauvignon (50%), Merlot (25%), Cabernet franc (15%), Malbec (5%) and Petit verdot (5%).

The percentage of each variety that goes into the final blend changes with the season as factors such as fruitfulness and fruit set vary. The greatest influence we have over the quality of this wine is deciding when to pick each variety. This determines not only the flavours but the quality of tannins, the acid and alcohol levels.

These varieties ferment on skins for around 12-14 days. This is followed by 22 months of barrel maturation, with 25% of the blend in large format oak (1500L or larger), and 30% in new barriques (225L). The remaining wine is matured in 2-5 year old barriques. Minimal fining and filtration is carried out prior to bottling.

Blend : Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Morning fog at Mount Mary
Morning fog at Mount Mary
Yarra Valley, VIC
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