HighlightsLangton's Classification - "Exceptional"
(Mount Mary Quintet was the first Australian 'Bordeaux-blend' to enter the Classification’s top category)
97 pts James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion
97 pts Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
James Halliday's '2018 Winery of the Year'
Winemaker's Notes2016 saw a very even spread of quality and consistency across all five Quintet varieties. This has resulted in an extremely complex and compelling wine which shows brilliant purity of fruit.
On the nose there is the perfect balance of red and dark fruits. Cherries and cranberries along with plums, blackcurrant, violets and cedar all contribute to this wine’s attractive aroma. There is spice and toasty characters contributed by French oak. The palate is filled with rich, perfectly ripe fruit, chocolate, liquorice and backed by grainy, firm tannin adding to the wine’s exceptional length and age-worthiness.
This is the fifth consecutive vintage where we have experienced near perfect conditions for these Quintet varieties. The 2016 Quintet is drinking superbly now and will be even more impressive with time.
46% Cabernet Sauvignon / 26% Merlot / 20% Cabernet Franc / 5% Malbec / 3% Petit Verdot