There's an artful elegance,
layered depth and precise focus
about Cape Mentelle's wine”
Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2015
‘Marmaduke’ is names after Marmaduke Terry, one of the first settlers of the Margaret River region at the turn of the century. He surveyed vast tracts of the hinterland of Western Australia and farmed with his family at Wallcliffe, on the banks of the Margaret River
Marmaduke is a Shiraz sourced exclusively from Margaret River. The aim is to produce a fruit forward, soft and spicy red wine, which exhibits the regional expression of Margaret River and varietal intensity of shiraz. Rich juicy berries with pepper and spice are the hallmark characteristics of this wine.
Spicy, mid-weight, good vibrant colour, not exactly smooth and not exactly rough. It tastes of sweet/sour cherries with sandy/loamy characters. Aromas of jubes and white pepper. In all, I’d call it true to form... Good buying/drinking without being the no- brainer it can be.
A largely fruit-driven wine, although the use of large used oak has added some subtle complexity in this shiraz. Rob Mann has also added a small amount of aromatic grenache to add some nice touches to the nose. It’s ripe and juicy with a delicious fresh fruitiness ideal for current drinking.Download all reviews for this vintage as PDF