Cape Mentelle Zinfandel 2016

Wine Front 95 Points!

Australia, WA, Margaret River
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Wine Front 95 Points!

"Made from 42-year-old, low-yielding zinfandel vines. I can’t recall a Cape Mentelle Zinfandel that I have enjoyed more. It has the kavorka. It lures you in and makes you desperate to drink more, or that’s my excuse. It tastes of aniseed and orange rind, sweet red berried fruit and graphite. It’s littered with spice notes too. It has tannin, flesh, fruit sweetness and plenty more. I’m raving."

Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, March 2019


Delicious notes of Christmas cake, glazed cherries, raisins, orange peel and lots of jammy, red fruit. Wild strawberry compote characters are combined with subtle aromas of sous-bois (forest floor), clove and vanilla caramel oak. Both immediately friendly and inviting at first whiff, the nose is seriously complex and opens to intricate spice and oak characters that magnify the unmistakable, ripe, varietal zinfandel fruit notes.

Similar to the nose, the flavour develops through a ‘yummy’ fruit sweetness to an intense complexity and tannin structure. The fruit is opulent and framed by long supple but focused tannins, giving the wine a very serious direction and exceptional length, this zinfandel claims its Croatian origins as well as its American style generous winegrowing.

Cape Mentelle