Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


Ray Jordan 95 Points!

Australia, WA, Margaret River
750mL
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Ray Jordan 95 Points!


"A firm and substantial cabernet that has structure to support extended cellaring. It’s largely cabernet, with smaller amounts of merlot, petit verdot and, curiously, a little dab of shiraz. Has a lifted floral bouquet with notes of scented red berry and cedar. The palate is elegent, with juicy fruit balanced by some nice cedary oak and firm tannins. The style has changed in recent years to one of more robust dimensions."


Ray Jordan, The Weekend West


"Cape Mentelle has a rich history of exceptional quality and consistency with Cabernet Sauvignon from a pioneering producer in Margaret River in the early 1970's to a benchmark winery today. An exceptional terroir wine, always representative of the vintage conditions, with a strong regional identity and the structure and fruit intensity to improve with extended cellaring.  

 

A rush of intense ripe red fruits comes first to the nose with expressive notes of dark cherry, strawberry and Satsuma plum. The bouquet is then completed with aromas of blond caramel, vanilla and peppercorns, along with subtle hints of smoky oak and cocoa nibs. A bright attack of ripe plums, black and red cherry leading to delicate notes of smoky oak and liquorice and hints of wild game and forest floor. The structural and fine tannins combined with a well-balanced acidity provide a beautiful mouthfeel."

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