Ranked #2 of 25 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc Malbec Petit Verdot from Yarra Valley
Lovely elegant wine with a cedar, cigarbox bouquet and a complex, mellow personality. Intense and beautifully balanced, a wine of poise and style. Ripeness is spot-on, and it's achieved at modest alcohol, too. The corollary of this is a refreshing style of wine that leaves you feeling like another glass, and unlike higher-alcohol reds, it never palls.
95 Points James Halliday
Supremely graceful and fine in typical Mount Mary style; the long and silky palate has a tapestry of red and black fruit flavours, the finish long and satisfying, the aftertaste lingering for minutes. Drink to 2020.
Source: James Halliday. March, 2008