"The wines made here reflect their origins and regionality
and are consistently among the finest from the region.
The cabernet reaches exceptional heights”
Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2017
This classic blend is beautifully balanced wine with the flavour, structure and length of cabernet enhanced by soft, rich merlot. Traditional winemaking including basket pressing and maturation in French oak has resulted in a concentrated and luxurious wine of great integrity.
The Cabernet Merlot blend takes inspiration from the classic red wines of Bordeaux. Cape Mentelle has developed an international reputation for outstanding Bordeaux varietal and blended wines which are perfectly suited to the climate and soils of Margaret River. This blend seeks to capture the depth and structure of cabernet with the dark fruit and plush flavours of merlot, which when blended create a well- rounded, full and rich style.
All the magic and intrigue of one of Margaret River’s grandslam vintages without the need
to mortgage your castle! Taut, sinewy tannins draw out beautifully defined blackberry and blackcurrant fruit long and linear. Hints of liquorice, wisps of fireplace.
The new livery houses the same old reliable Trinders juice, a statement of Margaret River’s terrific capability with this classic claret-style blend. Smells of cassis and mulberry, some plums and gently roasting herbs here. The palate’s really ripe and juicy, delivering sweet, rich tannins that carry dark-berry and chocolate flavours long and deep. Terrific balance.
Very elegant, generous, smooth and stylish, this traditionally styled cabernet blend has a dusty, cedary and earthy bouquet of restrained dark berries, plums and vanilla oak backed by nuances of mulberry and chocolate. It’s supple and pliant, presenting a pleasing length of bright mulberry, cherry and plum- like flavour framed by supple, loose-knit tannins and handsomely backed by fresh cigarboxy oak.
Subtle, soft and generous blend that is just sooooo easy to drink. Lush plummy blackcurrant flavours with understated oak supported by fine ripe tannins. Silky smooth palate is a feature of this plush generous wine.Download all reviews for this vintage as PDF