2006 Mount Mary Quintet
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2006 Mount Mary Quintet

Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$299. 00
$3588.00 Dozen
ABV: 12.9%
Closure: Cork

Mount Mary needs little introduction. Established in 1971 by Dr. John and Marli Middleton, it was one of the first vineyards planted during the resurgence of the Yarra Valley as a premium grape growing region. Middleton forged a reputation as the most consistent producer in the valley, and his 'Quintet' has become Victoria’s benchmark Cabernet blend (being Cabernet Sauvignon/Franc/Merlot/Malbec/Petit Verdot). Today, Mount Mary covers 30 acres and continues to be run as a family business. The 2006 vintage has been dedicated to its founder, who passed away in 2006.

A superb example of Quintet.

Deep crimson purple colour with crimson mauve hue. The nose is very perfumed and displays classic Bordeaux refinement with lifted aromas of violets, blackcurrant, cedar and spice, followed by a hint of cigar box. Medium weight with flavours of violets, cedar, blackcurrant, mulberry and spice with cigar box end notes. Displaying great elegance and refinement with excellent depth. Very fine grained tannins, perfect balance, with very long aftertaste of spice, blackcurrant and cedar with some cigar box notes to finish.
Alc/Vol: 12.9%

Other Reviews....
All about subtlety and finesse; while medium-bodied, has deceptive intensity and length, the five varieties seamlessly moulded into a mix of black and red fruits, fine tannins and a gently savoury finish. Oak? Yes, it's there, but you don't notice it.
94 Points
Halliday's Australian Wine Companion