Cape Mentelle Margaret River Chardonnay 2017
97 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION CAPE MENTELLE MARGARET RIVER CHARDONNAY
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- 97 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- 91 POINT RATED HUON HOOKE THE REAL REVIEW
- 90 POINT RATED JOE CZERWINSKI ROBERT PARKER WINE ADVOCATE
- 5 STAR RATED WINERY JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
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The Cape Mentelle style draws inspiration from traditional methods to produce a wine displaying aromatic complexity and a fine, textured palate with a long, clean finish.
97 Point Rated - James Halliday Wine Companion
"Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented. Gleaming straw-green; it takes a millisecond for its flavour mass to reach every corner of the mouth. Has gained further complexity since first tasted in Mar '19, with a twist of grapefruit zest joining white fleshed stone fruit."
91 Point Rated - Huon Hooke The Real Review
"Medium-yellow colour, with a forward-developed bouquet of grapefruit and preserved lemon with an overtone of burnt rubber. The wine is full-bodied and rich, broad and weighty, not refined, but generously-flavoured and lasting. It's not a fine wine but it satisfies."
90 Point Rated - Joe Czerwinski Robert Parker Wine Advocate
"Barrel fermented in one-third new oak, with about 40% malolactic fermentation, the 2017 Chardonnay comes across as slightly honeyed and toasty, with peachy accents to the crisp pineapple and citrus core. It's medium to full-bodied, finishing long and vibrant."
Fruit is predominantly sourced from Cape Mentelle’s Chapman Brook Vineyard located in the cooler Southern half of Margaret River. The Chardonnay is both spurred and cane-pruned and vertical shoot positioned producing an upright open canopy. The majority of these vineyards are planted to the Mendoza (Gin Gin) clone of chardonnay, which has proven to be particularly successful in the Margaret River region.
Margaret River, Western Australia
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