There's an artful elegance,
layered depth and precise focus
about Cape Mentelle's wine”
Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2015
The vibrant and aromatic blend produces a fresh, distinctive wine that accentuates the unique character of both varieties. Meticulous winemaking preserves the remarkable intensity of fruit flavour and provides the structure, weight and texture that characterise the Cape Mentelle style.
Cape Mentelle takes a minimal approach towards this classic Margaret River blend. The aim is to preserve as much fruit intensity and regional character as possible, whilst providing a full flavoured distinctive white wine. The style accentuates the fresh fruit characters of both varieties with the added complexity and palate weight offered by a small portion of barrel fermentation.
A benchmark and pioneer of the style, the Cape Mentelle SBS is an excellent expression of the Margaret River style. The wine shows bright floral and herbal lemon thyme aromas that lead to a very tight lemon palate that finishes pure, long and dry.
Lemon, grass, lemongrass, gooseberry. Tight and intense with grapefruit flavours, some grassiness and a whisper of vanilla cream. Superb balance. Nothing overdone. Clean acidity and freshness with exemplary minerally length. Still a pacesetter as well as being a trendsetter.Download all reviews for this vintage as PDF