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Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (1 x 1.5L), Margaret River, WA.

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Condition: New

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0015-2444199

Part of Sale: Magnum Elixir ~ Feat. Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1988 Magnum

GST: Inclusive

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049



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This is the ultimate expression of a single vineyard site crafted from the mature, low yielding vines of our Estate Vineyard.

Cape Mentelle has a rich history of exceptional quality and consistency with Cabernet Sauvignon from a pioneering producer in Margaret River in the early 1970's to a benchmark producer today. A single vineyard wine with the style evolving over time, the aim always to define a wine displaying classic varietal character and opulence, strong regional identity and with the structure and fruit intensity to improve with extended cellaring.

WA - Margaret River
Western Australia

Expert Reviews

The Cape Mentelle cabernets just get better each year. This one is right in there with the best of them. The 2010 was outstanding, but this brings a greater depth and fruit concentration into the palate while retaining that beautifully elegant design which has become a feature of these wines. Dusty powdery tannins, medium-weight concentrated fruit and such beautiful oak treatment. Takes cabernet to an art form. Rating 98 - Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2014

For the warmest vintage in a decade in Margaret River, it retains impeccably vibrancy and unwavering poise amidst considerable power and solid, generous concentration. Firm, fine tannins propel an enduring finish, promising great longevity. [...] It works, defining delightful violet fragrance over a core of blackcurrant fruit and coffee bean oak. Rating 97 - Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste

White Knight, nori, blackcurrant, mulberry and mocha – fragrant and regional. It’s medium bodied but shows lovely shape and control though the mouth – tannin work is spot on here – as is the length and freshness. Sitting on the cusp of under and over ripe, though I’m not on the fence here – I’m emphatic – here’s a stylish and superbly age-worthy Margaret River Cabernet you can trust. Yet another fine release you’ve got me into Cape Mentelle. Rating 95+ Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

Very stylish and artfully balanced, with alluring aromas of cassis, mulberries, dark cherries and cedar/chocolate/vanilla oak backed by dusty nuances of forest floor. Long and extremely elegant, it’s finely crafted and rather disciplined, with a pure, pristine and deeply layered presence of small berries, plums and cherries, knit with fine-grained new oak and a firm, gravelly spine. It finishes with excellent length, a measured persistence and slatey minerality. Rating 95 - Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2014

Bright purple-crimson; the fragrant red and black berry bouquet leads into a complex, medium- to full-bodied palate; here cassis, black olive and a hint of tar melt with French oak and cabernet tannins standing guard to protect a long life. Rating 94 - Drink by 2031 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes


Dark, vibrant, ruby red.


A complex and balanced mix of inky blackcurrants, couverture, thyme and aniseed with a touch of violet and a subtle oak influence.


A rich and plush palate with great drive and intensity combining a vibrant mix of dark berries, couverture and wet slate with velvety tannins leading to a long, cool and mineral finish with great persistence.


Drink now to 2041.

Food Matching

Teppanyaki Margaret River Wagyu Beef paired with a wild mushroom broth and soba noodles.

WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Cape Mentelle is a founding winery of Margaret River, established in 1970. One of the most remote wine regions in the world located in the south west corner of Australia, its natural beauty with spectacular coastlines captivates visitors. Here the maritime influence of the Indian Ocean ensures even temperatures, providing consistently excellent vintage conditions.

Cape Mentelle pioneered many of the region’s renowned wine styles and today is a benchmark for the quality of the region’s wines. Accolades including consecutive wins of Australia’s most prestigious wine trophy with the iconic Cabernet Sauvignon in 1983 and 1984, helped put Margaret River on the international wine map.

Building on the winery’s tradition of pioneering spirit and uncompromising commitment to excellence, an innovative young team is taking up the challenge to be simply the best.

View Cape Mentelle website


Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
P.D - Mount Dandenong VIC24/10/2016 7.59.42 PM AEDTAU $109 11
R.M - Mount Gravatt East QLD23/10/2016 11.30.25 AM AEDTAU $104 10
i.K - LEEMING WA20/10/2016 11.16.38 AM AEDTAU $99 10
G.L - Waterloo NSW19/10/2016 9.55.35 AM AEDTAU $94 10
S.C - Chatswood NSW19/10/2016 3.22.35 PM AEDTAU $89 10
G.M - West Pymble NSW19/10/2016 10.18.02 AM AEDTAU $69 10
f.C - Sydney NSW19/10/2016 9.00.10 AM AEDTAU $29 10
C.K - Seventeen mile rocks QLD19/10/2016 4.40.35 AM AEDTAU $24 10
A.R - Lathlain WA18/10/2016 11.27.22 PM AEDTAU $19 10
J.W - Chatswood NSW18/10/2016 11.42.56 PM AEDTAU $14 10
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