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

Vintage Notes

Marmaduke Shiraz 2010

Marmaduke Shiraz 2010

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.

Dark red with crimson hues.
Bright blueberry and mulberry fruit combine with cinnamon, star anise and black pepper.
Fruit forward with juicy fresh blackberries and ripe plums. Some subtle spice adds extra dimension to a savoury, long and well structured palate with minimal oak infl uence.
100% shiraz.
Drink now to 2020.
Food Pairing Notes
Medium rare Wagyu beef burger served with shoestring fries.
The Vineyard
The majority of the shiraz was grown on Cape Mentelle Estate Vineyards located in the Wallcliffe and Karridale subregions, within the Margaret River appellation. The soil of these vineyards is derived from decomposed granite and consists of a gravelly loam over a deep clay subsoil. All vines are vertically shoot positioned and managed to ensure balanced growth during the season.
The Season
The 2010 harvest in Margaret River continues a run of excellent vintages, again marked by a very dry and mild summer. The only signifi cant rainfall for the vintage period was not until mid-April, ensuring an excellent ripening period with fruit retaining pristine varietal fl avours, great concentration and intensity.
Fruit was harvested and berry sorted prior to fermentation in a combination of open and static stainless steel fermenters. The ferments were managed with a combination of plunging and pump overs. All batches were basket pressed and transferred to large oak vats for malolactic fermentation and subsequent maturation before being blended and bottled in July 2011.
13.5% alcohol, 5.51 g/l total acidity, 3.53 pH.

Royal Sydney Wine Show

Gold Medal

West Australian

Ray Jordan

Sourced entirely from Margaret River, the fruit is front and centre, soft and spicy. Lovely mulberry notes on the nose. Great spice and structure. Always a good buy.

Australian Wine Companion 2013

James Halliday

The bouquet calmly announces its cool-grown origins, with fragranr, almost flowery, red fruits and spices, the medium-bodied palate is supple and smooth, building impressively on the finely structured finishthanks to exactly poised tannins. To 2030

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