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.
Another 2007 from Margaret River that will be remembered as one of the greatest Cape Mentelle cabernets of all time. Power and poise fused with conviction and stunning value when you look around the globe at comparative cabernet quality.
A much-anticipated vintage of this leading Margaret River cabernet, and not an ounce of disappointment.
With smells of bright cassis and juniper, fragrant and subtly floral, the cedary spicy oak adds a layer of class to this standout wine. The palate’s unthinkably poised: perfectly proportioned tannins carry deeply ripe, sweet fruit with impressive power and impeccable grace. Like an angel, this sits right at the top of the tree.
Class from the first attack on the nose through to the endless palate. Scented blackcurrant and red berry on the nose with a lively infusion of high quality French oak. The palate has meaty blackcurrant richness with a touch of tobacco leaf. It’s full-ripe and medium to full-bodied with wonderful elegance and poise.
Cape Mentelle ... makes only 800 cases of this flagship wine from a strict selection of the oldest estate plantings of cabernet sauvignon. Clear crimson-purple, it has a fragrant and expressive bouquet, with blackcurrant, black olive, cedar and earth all intermingling on the long, medium- to full-bodied palate.
Stylish, elegant and marginally herbaceous, this finely composed and dusty cabernet has a fragrance of cassis, dark plums and lightly smoky cedar/vanilla oak ... Firm but still supple and silky, it’s charmingly pliant and deeply flavoured, but despite its lingering core of classic small berry cabernet flavour, reveals an underlying thread of herbaceousness.
Very deep garnet-purple in color, this 2007 Cabernet has intense aromas of warm blackberries, cassis, bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon and dusty earth. Full bodied and rich in the mouth, it has a medium-firm level of fine tannins and a long finish.Download all reviews for this vintage as PDF