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.
Here’s a red blend that is so exquisitely balanced and presented you just can’t help yourself but pour another glass. One of the very best under this label. Wild fruit on the nose with a lush mix of plum plummy fruit and a little sage bush edge. The palate seamlessly constructed with an effortless easy finish. The tannin structure and oak integration are features. A most polished and stylish wine.
“Inspired by the classic Bordeaux blend : 60 per cent cabernet, 26 per cent merlot and a splash of cabernet franc and petit verdot. Well-rounded and firm structure.”structure that promises to see out a decade.
Very polished, elegant and stylish, with a vibrant, floral and earthy bouquet of cassis, dusty cedary oak, dark cherries and mint. It’s long and persistent, with juicy flavours of fresh small black and red berries knit with smoky cedary oak and supported by firmish, loose-knit tannins, finishing with a lingering core of fruit and mouth-watering acids.Download all reviews for this vintage as PDF