There's an artful elegance,
layered depth and precise focus
about Cape Mentelle's wine”
Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2015
This is the ultimate expression of a single vineyard site crafted from the mature, low yielding vines of our Estate Vineyard. This opulent cabernet has the complexity, intensity and elegance to benefit from extended cellaring.
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 producer today. A single vineyard wine with the style evolving over time, the aim always to define a wine displaying classic varietal character and opulence, strong regional identity and with the structure and fruit intensity to improve with extended cellaring.
Excellent colour, a fragrant, savoury medium-bodied wine, the bouquet and palate offering a seamless array of black fruits, earth, licorice and French oak; admirable texture, line and length.
This guardian of Margaret River’s excellent reputation in the world of cabernet is on form in 2005, showing plenty of leaves, roasting herbs and cassis-flavoured fruit. The palate is striking for its purity and balance, neatly defined tannins and long, elegant finish. This is spot on.
This is rich cabernet with meaty, toasty/smoky oak-suffused bouquet and flavour, leading into a savoury palate with assertive, drying tannins...
This is an unashamedly cool Cabernet style from the south of Margaret River. It’s intricately assembled around a scaffold of blackcurrant fruit, veiled in a fine web of tannin, perfectly formed and all-pervading. It’s harmonious, integrated and seamless and demands two decades in the cellarDownload all reviews for this vintage as PDF