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2000 Mount Mary Yarra Valley Quintet

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December 17, 2023 - $120

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RATINGS

95Vinous / IWC

Concentrated gravelly bouquet of violet, cassis, blackberry and dark plum deftly integrated with polished oak aromas of cedar and chocolate and hints of mocha and black pepper. Seamless, supremely elegant and tightly focused, with extraordinarily intense and creamy flavors of black and red berries, suggestions of dried leaves and cedary oak, and powder-fine supporting tannins. Benchmark cool-climate Australian cabernet, finishes with outstanding persistence.

90Wine Spectator

Light and bright, with pretty raspberry and cherry fruit at the core. Tart and a touch of red pepper on the finish, with the flavors lingering beautifully.

REGION

Australia, Victoria, Yarra Valley

Victoria is one of Australia’s smallest and coolest wine regions, yet one of the nation’s most dynamic and quality-oriented. Unlike many of Australia’s wine regions, which include many large, industrial producers, most Victoria producers are small, independently owned and crush fewer than 25 tons of grapes per year. With more than 600 wineries, Victoria has more producers than any other state, though it ranks third in production. Winemaking started in Victoria in the 1850s when Swiss immigrant Hubert de Castella recognized the area’s winemaking potential. There are many climates and topographies in Victoria, from dry, irrigated inland terroirs to cooler, higher regions. Top sub-appellations include Heathcote, Rutherglen and the Yarra Valley. Shiraz and Chardonnay are the principal grapes grown, though Viognier, Pinot Noir and Tannant are also grown. Of special note is the region’s history with sweet dessert wines made of Muscat. Some are called “Tokay” and are made from the Muscadelle grape. Red dessert, Madeira-style wines are also produced.