2013 Mount Mary Quintet
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2013 Mount Mary Quintet

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

The vineyard at Mount Mary is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon (46%), Merlot (26%), Cabernet Franc (18%), Malbec (5%) and Petit Verdot (5%). However, the actual final assemblage for the Quintet will vary each vintage depending on the season. Maturation generally takes place in a combination of 25% in large format oak (1500L or larger), and 30% in new barriques (225L) for a period of 22 months.

Other Reviews....
Bright, clear colour; the fruit-filled, fragrant bouquet is followed by a classic Mount Mary palate: medium-bodied, and with a certain transparency akin to an orchestra with different instruments, the very essence thereof; near the flute are red fruits, the violin the black fruits, the bassoon tannins - all very different, but all in harmony, the sum of the parts greater than the whole. Drink by 2035.
96 points
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion

More abundant sweet fruit on the nose, as well as cassis, violets, red plums and cherries. Some graphite-like, stony notes, too. The palate is supple and fleshy with a shell-like layer of crisp tannins around the edges. The cabernet is driving this along. Try from 2022.
94 Points

The 2013 Quintet is so aromatic! It has bright cassis-y fruit on the nose along with raspberry seed and blueberry (the first time I've seen this character). There's a grape-y, bubblegum inflection on the nose, and it weaves into the fruit in the mouth. This is super fresh, supple and exciting, actually. There is lovely clarity of fruit in the mouth. The tannins are chalky through the finish. This is a gorgeous wine. 12.9% alcohol, sealed under natural cork. Drink 2023 - 2053.
96 Points
Erin Larkin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Yarra Valley cabernet blend. Masterfully done.
Mount Mary Quintet doesn’t muck around here. It’s a classic style, take it or leave it. It’s architectural, sparse, built on the finest of bones, enduring. It shows notes of pencils and berries, tobacco and leafy herbs, but it’s the acid and the tannin, the slow inevitability of it. Come back in ten years. Drink 2015 - 2035.
95+ Points
Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front