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Mount Mary – Special Museum Release From An Australian Great

Along with Yarra Yering & Yeringberg, Mount Mary is one of the pioneers of the Yarra Valley Renaissance. Their wines have a degree of sophistication, grace, complexity and depth of flavour that is always enticing!

Mount Mary is a landmark estate not just of the Yarra Valley but of Australian wine history. In 1971 Dr John Middleton homed in on a site that could grow great wine, and identified a style that suited that site – and that people loved to drink, collect and share.

Before turning to winemaking he practiced medicine and worked on occassion with my Dad. In the early days his wines were perhaps less enticing than they are today. It didn’t take long for him to turn things around, and, for decades now Mount Mary has been producing benchmark Australian and world wine.

The Middleton family has steadfastly stuck to its regiment of individuality and unimpeachable quality through decades of purposeful, visionary hard work. It’s not right to say the reputation has endured; it has advanced.

This isn’t an estate of the past – it’s one of the here and now, and of the future. The ongoing work they are investing in developing there vineyards, discovering new clonal and rootstock combinations to combat phylloxera is at the forefront of efforts in the Yarra Valley.

PERFECT PROVENANCE

This dozen pack is a chance to taste across the years from the Mount Mary collection. All these wines have perfect provenance, having been stored until now in the winery’s underground cellars. Packs cannot be split and are only available as part of a pack. Orders are subject to confirmation and, once confirmed, will be invoiced and shipped immediately.

MOUNT MARY QUINTET MINI-VERTICAL DOZEN PACK SPECIAL LUC $1650

Includes three (3) bottles each of the 2014, 2013, 2011 and 2010 Quintet

The Quintet vineyard is planted to Cabernet sauvignon (50%), Merlot (25%), Cabernet franc (15%), Malbec (5%) and Petit verdot (5%). The percentage of each variety that goes into the final blend changes with the season as factors such as fruitfulness and fruit set vary. The greatest influence we have over the quality of this wine is deciding when to pick each variety. This determines not only the flavours but the quality of tannins, the acid and alcohol levels. These varieties ferment on skins for around 12-14 days. This is followed by 22 months of barrel maturation, with 25% of the blend in large format oak (1500L or larger), and 30% in new barriques (225L). The remaining wine is matured in 2-5 year old barriques. Minimal fining and filtration is carried out prior to bottling.

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Mount Mary Quintet Museum Vertical Pack

A chance to explore one Australia's great Cabernet blends across 4 years!
  • Includes 3 bottles each of the 2014, 2013, 2011 and 2010 vintages. 12 bottles in total. $1,650 per case for 2 dozen or more.
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About the Wines

2014 Mount Mary Quintet

97 Points

While there wasn’t a lot of wine made in the Yarra Valley in ‘14 (wind and rain during flowering), some wine of very high quality was made – witness this. Mount Mary has shown over the decades that Quintet develops superbly, and this complex dark berry-flavoured Bordeaux blend will do just that.

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2017

2013 Mount Mary Quintet

96 Points

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.

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion