There's an artful elegance,
layered depth and precise focus
about Cape Mentelle's wine”
Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2015
An elegant and complex chardonnay with flavours of grapefruit, lime and gingerbread on a long fine palate with subtle mineral hints. Traditional winemaking techniques including hand picking and barrel fermentation produce a wine of great pedigree with outstanding balance and refinement.
This wine combines traditional methods with fantastic natural fruit intensity for aromatic complexity and a fine, textured palate.
A fine contemporary chardonnay able to carry plenty of fruit but also to reveal a very tight balance. Scented with a spicy bouquet of fresh peach, grapefruit, nectarine and sweet vanilla oak, it also unfolds nuances of cloves, cinnamon and a fresh floral note. Very long and elegant, its restrained peach/grapefruit flavours and new fine-grained oak combine with remarkable focus and freshness, finishing quite savoury with a briny, mineral aspect.
Pale straw-green; grapefruit/citrus fruit is the outer layer of the wine; inside are white peach/stone fruit flavours and largely inside these two layers are the oak and some nutty touches associated with that oak. Since all the layers are translucent, the net result is a fruit-driven Chardonnay of considerable elegance.
This is a chardonnay that is all about refinement and classic lines. It has tremendous fruit intensity and a dab of winemaking influence. The result is a wine of elegance that sustains its long finish with an enticing mix of grapefruit and meal, and a subtle white peach influence. Lovely texture and a keen mineral edge.
The new-release wines from this Margaret River producer are typically consistent and outstanding, the chardonnay always exemplary. Sweet, tightly woven palate, gently poised with mineral-like purity, sprinkled with white stonefruit, fresh lime and lychee.Download all reviews for this vintage as PDF