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Cape Mentelle - Wine Line Up

THE JOURNO'S OPINIONS

RATINGS & REVIEWS

We have received some great ratings and reviews over the years. Check them out!

 


Cabernet Sauvignon Classified as "EXCELLENT" in The Langton's Classification VII

The seventh edition of Langton's Classification

EXCELLENT
 

The seventh edition of Langton's Classification of Australian Wines saw Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon ranking amongst benchmark quality Australian Wines: "The classic, age-worthy Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon, with its beautiful fragrance, purity of fruit, structure and vitality, has played a significant part in shaping Margaret River’s premium wine image. After winning the Jimmy Watson Trophy in successive years for the 1982 and 1983 vintages, it became a modern legend inspiring a whole generation of winemakers to succeed in their craft."


Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

97

The Real Review - Huon Hooke

Medium to deep red colour with a trace of purple, while the boucquet reflects vanilla and red cherry, raspberry fruit aromas, which are beginning to mellow. The wine is medium-bodied and elegantly crafted. A really attractive wine to drink now - and remarkably complex and fascinating already, although I'm sure it will richly reward cellaring. Great intensity and palate line. It's the epitome of elegance too.

Single Vineyard Shiraz 2015

98

Wine Companion - James Halliday

Hand-picked from Block 5 of the Trinders Vineyard, destemmed, lightly crushed, 50 days on skins after fermentation, matured for 20 months in 80% French and 20% American oak. Exceptional attention to detail manifested by the very expensive X-ray optical scanning of every berry passing by on a moving belt, and the simultaneous removal of imperfect berries by a tiny jet of air. The wine has remarkable elegance, purity and energy.

Chardonnay 2016

97

Wine Companion - James Halliday

Whole-bunch pressed to French barrels for wild fermentation and a lengthy sojourn. Full-on green-gold; it's exceptionally intense and concentrated, with all manner of stone fruits and a savoury gauze of grapefruit juice and zest. The acidity is important now, and will be so later. Striking.

Zinfandel 2015

94

jamessuckling.com - James Suckling

This Zinfandel is the real deal. Aromas of dark fruit, figs and chocolate. Full body, juicy tannins and a savory finish. Hints of cream. 50% new wood. From 40-year-old head pruned vines. Small production. Screw cap. Drink now

Wallcliffe Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2015

96

Wine Companion - James Halliday

The best parcels of sauvignon blanc and semillon are the soul of Wallcliffe, a blend that deserves more recognition. This is one of the finest for its complexity and deliciousness from the Margaret River. Super restraint taking its high notes off the citrus scale with lemon-lime zest and pith plus lemongrass, then wraps that all up in a savoury parcel leading onto such a fine palate, with length to match.

Wallcliffe Merlot, Petit Verdot 2015

95

The Wine Front - Gary Walsh

Well well well. This is a very nice wine.

Plum, red berries, ginger biscuits, dark chocolate, peppermint, flowers, nori etc. Medium bodied, silky and fluid, spice and earthiness, a bit of ‘minerality’ to the acidity and tannin, with a firm push of tannin on the finish, and forest berries, spice and perfume trailing away. Just lovely. Bespoke tailoring. An absolute charmer.

Semillon 2016

96

Wine Companion - James Halliday

From the far south of Margaret River, fermented and matured in French oak giving it a luminous green-straw colour. It is every bit as complex as its vinification could give, filling the mouth with strands of flavours ranging from lemon to honey. But it's the power of the crunchy acidity on the finish that gives this wine its passport with unlimited rights of re-entry.

Shiraz 2016

95

The Wine Front - Campbell Mattinson

Always a leader in the Margaret River shiraz stakes. Yes. Beautiful wine. Buy and drink with confidence. Black cherry, woodsy spice notes, plum and peppercorns. A swoosh of smoky oak. Medium-weight and then some. Feels commanding. Absolutely on song. Excellent length too.

Cabernet Merlot Trinders 2015

94

The Real Review - Huon Hooke

Deepish red colour with a faint tinge of purple. The bouquet initially presents smoked charcuterie aromas, suggesting lots of toasty oak has been employed. It's full-bodied, ripe and elegantly crafted, with fine balance, superb cabernet structure and terrific length. A delicious wine. I cannot remember a better Trinders.

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