Cape Mentelle Chardonnay 2012 (6 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

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An elegant and complex chardonnay with flavours of grapefruit, lime and gingerbread on a long fine palate with subtle mineral hints. Traditional winemaking techniques including hand picking and barrel fermentation produce a wine of great pedigree with outstanding balance and refinement.

This wine combines traditional methods with fantastic natural fruit intensity for aromatic complexity and a fine, textured palate.

WA - Margaret River
Western Australia

Expert Reviews

The new-release wines from this Margaret River producer are typically consistent and outstanding, the chardonnay always exemplary. Sweet, tightly woven palate, gently poised with mineral-like purity, sprinkled with white stonefruit, fresh lime and lychee.Rating 96 - David Prestipino, The Sunday Times

A fine contemporary chardonnay able to carry plenty of fruit but also to reveal a very tight balance. Scented with a spicy bouquet of fresh peach, grapefruit, nectarine and sweet vanilla oak, it also unfolds nuances of cloves, cinnamon and a fresh floral note. Very long and elegant, its restrained peach/grapefruit flavours and new fine-grained oak combine with remarkable focus and freshness, finishing quite savoury with a briny, mineral aspect. Rating 95 - Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2014

Pale straw-green; grapefruit/citrus fruit is the outer layer of the wine; inside are white peach/stone fruit flavours, and largely inside these two layers is the oak and some nutty touches associated with that oak. Since all the layers are translucent, the net result is a fruit-driven chardonnay of considerable elegance. Rating 95 - Drink by 2020 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2013)

This is a chardonnay that is all about refinement and classic lines. It has tremendous fruit intensity and a dab of winemaking influence. The result is a wine of elegance that sustains its long finish with an enticing mix of grapefruit and meal, and a subtle white peach influence. Lovely texture and a keen mineral edge. Rating 94 - Ray Jordan, The Wine Australian Wine Guide 2014

Winery Tasting Notes


Pale straw with lime hues.


Fresh lime, lemon curd, cashew nuts and honeysuckle.


A fresh youthful palate with flavours of lime, pear and grapefruit. Hints of gunflint and marzipan add to the wines complexity and are balanced by a finely focused, bright, chalky acidity leading to a great persistence of flavour.


Drink now to 2022.

Food Matching

Margaret River marron (fresh water crayfish) halved and BBQ’d, dressed with a lime and chive beurre blanc.

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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.

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