"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. Drink 2020 - 2045+."
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
"In 2019 or thereabouts, I tasted the 2015 JWDM Cabernet from Mount Mary, and it both asked and answered questions I have about Cabernet tannins in one fell swoop. I will never forget the way the tannins performed in the mouth that day: they gave new meaning to pliability, ductility, support and flow and told me that natural grape tannin is the highest, purest form of structure that there is. We know now that the 2015 season yielded brilliant wines of clarity and classicism in this part of the world, and so, with that preamble, I taste the 2015 Quintet here today, after seven years in bottle. On the nose, there is raspberry seed, bramble, cocoa, cassis, tobacco, bay leaf, a hint of tapenade, cardamom pod and brine. In the mouth, the wine plays out with all of these characteristics. It is supple and pliable and balanced, perhaps its most wonderful feature is the balance. It's a ripping wine, a superstar. If you're the owner of some 2015 Quintets, good for you. I'm jealous. 13.3% alcohol, sealed under natural cork."
Erin Larkin, The Wine Advocate