A unique expression of the traditional cabernet blend, hand-picked from amongst the oldest vines in the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River. This wine captures the unique synergy of site, varieties and vintage to create a wine with exceptional vibrancy or character for which this area is so highly regarded. Luscious dark fruits with great density and characteristic fine gravely tannins are the hallmarks of this unique sub-region.
A red equivalent in the range to the ‘Wallcliffe’, this carries a sub-regional classification rather than a single vineyard. The blend is cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc, and it has plenty of classic cedary comforting characters; sweet berries, plums and bright vanillin spice. The palate’s superbly crafted with ripe, fine tannins that delivery superb, juicy fruit flavour and immense length with striking poise and elegance. Masterful - a welcome new addition to the Margaret River claret movement.
The legendary blends of Bordeaux are built around structure ahead of flavour and the great winemaking brains of Margaret Riverare following the same lead. Rob Mann is a Jedi Master of structure and his epic new blend is encased in a brittle shell of taut tannins. The force is strong with this one.
A new Bordeaux-blend release which marks the 40th anniversary of Cape Mentelle. Has deep intensity with a textural feel in the mouth. Plenty of distinctive blackcurrant, black olive characters with a touch of dried herbs. Silky smooth tannins and well-integrated oak support, a most stylish wine... tremendously promising.
Although in southern Margaret River, Cape Mentelle sourced cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc for this red from the prized Wilyabrup district further north. It offers forest berry, blackcurrant, dark chocolate and cedar aromas, a velvety, medium bodied palate, great length and lovely poise.Download all reviews for this vintage as PDF