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.
The West Australian Wine Guide 2013
This is a single vineyard wine made from three varieties - cabernet saucignon, merlot and cabernet franc. It’s an outstanding wine that displays regionality and vineyard terroir. So beautifully woven togetehr with a seamless smooth palate controlled by silky fine tannins and fine grained oak. It extends effortlessly to a very long finish. A beauty.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
Cape Mentelle’s latest E-Class cabernet blend is appropriately elegant and complete. Very measured and reserved, with the suppleness and dustiness expected from southern Margaret River, it’s very fragrant and perfumed, with bright, sweetly oaked aromas of cassis, mulberries, dark cherries and a hint of tobacco. Its layers of small, juicy berry fruit and cedary chocolate/ vanille oak are tightly wound around fine, powdery tannins, finishing with a lingering impression of balance and seamlessness.
Like a tightly-coiled spring ready to slowly unravel, this is a cabernet blend crafted for the long-haul. Closed up tight, it presents an intricately honed structure of fruit and oak tannins colliding to produce a refined, graphite-like texture which builds on the finish. Crunchy blackcurrant fruits hover amidst tangy acidity of long-lingering intensity.
Sunday Times (Perth)
Vibrant Bordeaux blend has firm, furry tannins and ripe, robust fruit that makes for a complex, fine and angular wine that sings long and loud. Made from some of the first vines planted in WilyabrupDownload all reviews for this vintage as PDF