Cape Mentelle `Wallcliffe` Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2011 (6 x 750mL), WA.

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Overview

An individual expression of the stunning fruit hand picked from the mature, low yielding vines of our original Wallcliffe Vineyard. This wine captures the unique synergy of site, vintage and varieties to create a layered and complex wine with defined varietal characters and exceptional vibrancy.

The Wallcliffe Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is a tiny production from our original Wallcliffe Vineyard established in 1970 in Margaret River. The wine represents the vagaries of climate, individuality of site, the complementary characters of the two varieties and a restrained yet evocative winemaking approach. This wine will evolve to produce different characters and complexity over time and will benefit from medium term cellaring.

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Very focused and classy – an exceptional example of its style. Spicy, floral and coriander – like aromas of grapefruit, melon smoked meats and dried herbs reveal a hint of nettle and fresh nutty vanilla oak. It’s long and complete, with a vibrant, seamless expression of fruit and oak culminating in a mineral finish of refreshing lemony acids and a lingering hint of wet slate. Rating 95 - Ranked#2 Top Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Blend - Jeremy Oliver,/B>

This is the barrel-fermented version of the Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, released well after the unwooded wine. This is a fine, juicy blend, the barrel ferment inputs well controlled, leaving the fruit flavours from the mature vines full scope to express themselves: ripe citrus almost extending into stone fruit, lychee, guava and gooseberry also in the sinuous finish. Rating 94 - James Halliday, Wine Companion

Complex nutty, yeasty, citrus, white stone fruit and savoury herbal aromas. Elegant structure and an ultra-long, lip-smacking finish. Rating 94 - Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age Epicure

Invariably something of a confronting style, these bigger style worked SBS wines. Musk stick, smoke, nettle, spice, vanilla, lime and passionfruit. Don’t serve it too cold – it fairly kills the complexity – taste the tangy barely ripe pineapple, fennel and oaky creaminess – feel the gloss and flint. Not intense, but dry and grassy on the finish. Good stuff, but give it some time to settle. Rating 93 Gary Walsh, Wine Front

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw.

Aroma

White melon, lemon rind, orange blossom, fresh brioche and a touch of savoury spice.

Palate

Bright and concentrated flavours including lime, star fruit and gun smoke balanced by a tight minerally structure with incredible length and intensity.

Cellaring

Drink now to 2021.

Food Matching

Pan seared scallop served with crispy pork belly.

Vintage
2011
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.5%

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.

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