Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mount Mary Quintet

It is quite interesting to drink another of the iconic Australian Cabernet blends not from Margaret River after the Lake's Folly. The difference here is age. I am drinking the 2000 Mount Mary Quintet. I have not had this wine before, but it was described as a wine of the (difficult) vintage.

This wine (under cork) is still amazingly vibrant, with beautiful pure red berry fruit coating the mouth. The acidity is quite noticeable, but not uncomfortable. Tannins are in the background. There are some forest floor flavours emerging, but the wine is still remarkably fresh. The wine is medium-bodied on a light frame and would appeal to all Pinot Noir drinkers. A wine of individuality and finesse with many years in front of it.

Score: 96/++


kr1 said...

Thomas, your review seems to prove the adage that the greatest wines are well worth hunting down even in difficult years,

Alontin said...

Pretty much all great wines are based on mature vines. They can withstand adverse weather much better than younger vines. Otherwise they would not be old. This combined with skillful winemaking can lead to great wines in poor vintages.