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International Cabernet Tasting

38th edition of the 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 Saturday, 5th of December 2020. The elaborate blind tasting will showcase 20 exquisite 2017 vintage cabernets from the world’s finest cabernet producing regions – Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Tuscany, Chile, South Africa and Australia. Margaret River wines are sure to be well represented with the region experiencing an excellent 2017 vintage.

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 cellar prepared by Kate Lamont, one of Western Australia’s most successful chefs with more than three decades of experience in the wine, food and tourism industry in WA. The menu will be 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 be confirmed shortly and, as always, will include some of the greatest cabernet labels from around the world.

Guests will leave with great memories and a momento from the occasion to enjoy at a later date, a beautifully presented bottle of the yet to be released Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2017.

Tickets for the 2020 International Cabernet Tasting are now sold out. 

‘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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