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International Cabernet Tasting

39tH International Cabernet TASTING

A superb Cape Mentelle tradition showcasing the world’s most outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons

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​A great Cape Mentelle tradition since 1982, this year’s exclusive International Cabernet Tasting will be another superb occasion, leaving a lasting impression on those lucky enough to attend on Friday 19 November, 2021. The elaborate blind tasting will showcase 20 exquisite 2018 vintage cabernets from the world’s finest producing regions.

The International Cabernet Tasting will take place in Cape Mentelle’s beautiful cabernet cellar. Expert opinions on the line-up will be provided throughout the tasting from esteemed guest speakers from the wine industry and wine media. 

Following the tasting, guests will enjoy a sumptuous long lunch in the original vat cellar. The menu will be prepared by Chef Kate Lamont and expertly matched to the fabulous cabernets from the tasting and will embrace the exceptional fresh regional produce available in Margaret River.

Expert commentators will guide guests through this incredible tasting of 20 world-class cabernets across 3 flights in a blind tasting held in the Cape Mentelle Cabernet Cellar. The final line-up of wines will include some of the greatest cabernet labels from around the world.

The 2022 waiting list is now open. To join, send us an email to 

‘The variety was cabernet sauvignon, the year 1982.  I can’t be sure, but I think I was at the first event, and have been to several over the ensuing years. Cape Mentelle got the formula right from the word go and, sensibly, hasn’t tinkered with it since.’

- James Halliday, The Australian


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Photos Credit Frances Andrijich

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