There's an artful elegance,
layered depth and precise focus
about Cape Mentelle's wine”
Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2015
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.
A substantial wine, the medium-to full-bodied palate very much in the usual Trinders style; ripe tannins are woven through blackcurrant/cassis fruit, oak in balance.
Stylish and modern... its smooth and polished palate of pristine ripe fruit, chocolate/cedar oak and fine, drying tannins finishes with a pleasing core of flavour...
This has ‘Quality’ tattooed across its forehead. It tastes of bay leaf and capsicum, spice, cocoa, and dusty gravelly red-berried fruits. It’s medium-bodied with firm, chalky tannins ... age will be kind to it - we’re quite sure.
... undeniably attractive... offering sweet cassis and roasting herbs, some mulberry and purple florals... The palate’s smoothly honed with even-handed, juicy fruit... finishing with toasty mocha and sweet dark berry flavour. Love it!
This is a bright, clean wine with herbal and blackcurrant aromas, which are fresh and fragrant. It’s elegant and medium- to full- bodied, with good balance and mild tannins. A drink-or-keep style
Just superb. Leafy perfumed notes of mint and cedar with a deeper layer of black currant. The palate offers a supple generous blend that carries effortlessly to a very long finish. Now this is cabernet merlot with some real class.Download all reviews for this vintage as PDF