The Cape Mentelle 2013 Chardonnay draws inspiration from traditional methods to produce a wine displaying aromatic complexity and a fine, textured palate with a long, clean finish.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
"If you’re cruising the aisles of a bottle shop and feel a little flustered, Cape Mentelle is invariably a safe bet. I’ve not done that for a while, though I hear Mattinson has been out doing a bit of cruising recently. Light spice, lime, ginger and almond. Bright, tangy, light gloss, touch of flint and light pineapple flavour with a little vanilla in the mix. Clean dry flinty finish. Very nice. Typical of the modern Cape Mentelle style. Give it a year or so before drinking, as it’s released too early. " Rating 95 - Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2015
"Very restrained, subtle and finely crafted, with a delicate bouquet of peach, pear and pineapple aromas, creamy, nutty vanilla oak and restrained nuances of apple, cloves and cinnamon. It's smooth and polished, with a seamless, sweetly oaked presence of stonefruit, melon and faintly tropical flavour extending long and persistent, building intensity of flavour towards a tightly focused finish of brisk, lemony acidity." Rating 92 - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front (AUG/2014)
Winery Tasting Notes
The Cape Mentelle Chardonnay 2013 reveals a nose vibrant and complex with fresh grape fruit, pear, lime and Crème Brulee.
The palate is intense and powerful with complex juicy fruits of lemon and grapefruit balanced by subtle spicy vanillin oak and toasted brioche. The richness is perfectly balanced by a tight acid backbone and a mouth filling creamy texture carrying the fruit flavours to a long and bright finish.
Cape Mentelle Chardonnay 2013 pairs perfectly with char Grilled half of rock lobster served with crusty sour dough bread and butter.