2004 Mount Mary Quintet
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2004 Mount Mary Quintet

Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$350. 00
$4200.00 Dozen
Cellar: 8 - 10 Years (2015-2017)
ABV: 13%
Closure: Cork

The 2004 Quintet is a composition of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 11% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot.

David Middleton describes the wine in the following way: “This year’s blend is more Cabernet Sauvignon dominant than usual, though it is not obvious to taste. The beauty of the blend is in the complexity derived from the varietal mix. This inherent complexity avoids the need to play any tricks in the winery to add other flavours. None of us have seen a Quintet as densely coloured as this particular example”

The late John Middleton Commented 'that of recent Quintets, this was the closest to his ideal.'

A very refined Cabernets. The wine is comprised of 5 Bordeaux grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. (Interestingly, this vintage Mount Mary have opted for a composite cork rather than the traditional cork). Medium body, brilliant crimson colour with crimson mauve purple hue. Superb nose, showing great refinement. Top note of violets, blackcurrant and cassis delivering a very refined sniff. The palate delivers classic Mount Mary elegance with refinement, using a very spicy black pepper as the backbone for the flavour profile. Flavours of blackcurrant, cedar and violet infusions are merged with fine, perfectly balanced tannins. Flavours of plum, cassis and blackcurrant to the forefront. A superb wine that needs time to build and gain further complexity.
Cellar 8-10 years (2015-2017)
Alc/Vol: 13%