Cape Mentelle Shiraz 2013 (6 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

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Overview

Cape Mentelle Shiraz draws inspiration from the techniques and wines of the northern Rhône valley in France. The fruit is destemmed, berry sorted, cold soaked and traditionally fermented. Maturation in both large oak vats and small barriques is aimed at retaining refined fruit and floral characters of the variety along with the more savoury, spicy elements derived from the vineyards in Margaret River. A superb shiraz for the cellar.

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

Expert Reviews

This release has might and power but it comes at the expense of finesse. It pushes the ripeness envelop but remains wholeheartedly savoury, its clove and general dry spice notes chattering away as tar and deep black cherry flavours power through. A rumble of gravelly tannin helps give the wine a rugged, muscular feel. It’s a very good release; it impressed without quite inspiring superlatives. Rating 93 - Drink by 2026+, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au (NOV/2015).

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Inky with purple hues.

Aroma

Vibrant blueberry, red berries and violets in the forefront, enticingly supported by complex cured meat notes and hints of cracked black pepper and dark olive tapenade.

Palate

Intense mouthful of red fruits and dark savoury pepper and cardamom spices, well framed by integrated oak that take the experience to a long, round and savoury finish.

Cellaring Potential

This wine can be cellared for 10+ years.

Food Matching

Well-marbled Wagyu burger, cherryglazed duck magret and fresh roasted baby vegetables. For dessert, the 2013 Cape Mentelle Shiraz would be well complemented by a fresh forest berry tart with a dollop of spiced cream.

Vintage
2013
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

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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