It may just be me, or it could be vine age, winemaking, global warming, or any or all of those, and maybe other things too, but to end this tortuous sentence, all I really wanted to say, is I don’t think MM Quintet has ever been in better form than it is right now. Phew ! I got that out. And if you’re still with me, read on…
It’s all just so, and first and last impressions are of a wine of supreme balance, perfect ripeness, and phenomenal length. Red and black fruits, violets, pencil shavings and sweet earthiness. Medium bodied, supple yet gravelly tannin, density and thickness, delivered with no heaviness, cool fresh raspberry acidity, and *that* finish, infused with black tea. It drinks beautifully now, and most likely in another thirty years. A new high-water mark for Mount Mary Quintet, I feel.
Rated : 97+ Points
Gary Walsh (Wine Front)