Cape Mentelle Margaret River Shiraz 2017
- 94 POINT RATED RAY JORDAN THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
- 94 POINT RATED JENI PORT WINE PILOT
- 92 POINT RATED HUON HOOKE THE REAL REVIEW
- 91 POINT RATED GARY WALSH THE WINE FRONT
- 5 STAR RATED WINERY JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
Deep dark magenta with garnet edges. The aromatics are floral and spicy; wild black cherry, violets and lavender with orange marmalade and intense smoked peppercorns. Finer nuances of cardamom and cocoa nib entwine with leather and oriental spices with undertones of briar and savoury licorice notes. The palate is rich and juicy displaying satsuma plum and ripe black forest berry fruits of mulberry and blackberry overlaying cured charcuterie and smoked pink peppercorn. Oak notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, licorice and clove interlace with red mineral earthy notes, hints of orange peel and cedar bark. The tannins are chewy, yet silky with great texture and detail
94 Point Rated - Ray Jordan The West Australia
"Sympathetic winemaking contributes to the style of this shiraz. In the winery the gentle basket pressing is certainly a factor, resulting in a soft, generous and beautifully complete and rounded shiraz. Gravelly tannins and a light touch of oak are well managed. Has a beautifully soft and generous mouthfeel with length through to a long finish. Excellent"
94 Point Rated - Jeni Port Wine Pilot
92 Point Rated - Huon Hooke The Real Review
"Deep red/purple bright colour. The aroma is spicy, elegant and ripe with some cooler-grown accents and some cedary wood notes. The wine is medium to full-bodied and savoury, with abundant supple tannins, oak is evident but balanced, the palate medium-long and drying. There's a touch of extractiveness in the tannins on the aftertaste. A powerful wine that would appreciate some cellaring."
91 Point Rated - Gary Walsh The Wine Front
"It’s 95% Shiraz, 3% Grenache, and 2% Viognier, using 30% whole bunch and 20% American oak, the other part is French. Three vineyards – Wallcliffe, Trinders, and Crossroads. I’d be interested to hear what Campbell thinks of this wine, kind of like seeking approbation from a much older brother.
Meaty, hazelnut, peppery and sweetly black fruited Shiraz, dried apricot, with bracken and ferns floating about. It’s silky and ripe, fine grain to the deeply submerged tannin, almost a graphite feel, shows a slight warmth, blueberry and nutmeg, orange oil, coconut rolled apricot, and a succulent and tannin-laced finish of good length.
Cape Mentelle Shiraz takes inspiration from the most traditional techniques in order to highlight our ideal temperate, maritime climate for this classic Australian variety. The fruit is partially destemmed, berry sorted, cold soaked and traditionally fermented. Maturation in small barriques is aimed at retaining the refined fruit and floral characters of the variety along with the more savoury, spicy elements derived from our vineyards in Margaret River.
Margeret River, Western Australia
|Cellaring:||Drink now or cellar for the next decade|