The Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is an exceptional terroir wine, representative of the vintage conditions, with a strong regional identity and the structure and fruit intensity to improve with extended cellaring.
To enjoy young we recommend decanting this fiery Cabernet. Will reward cellaring 25+ years.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
The mighty Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon is a more elegant creature nowadays. Less suited to the “offline”; more suited to a luncheon. This release won’t knock anyone between the eyes but it will seduce regardless. It prefers to do you slowly. It’s soft, medium-weight, seamless and curranty, with fresh herbs and mints lifting through tobacco/undergrowth/cedarwood. Tannin is a fine, integrated art. The finish is prolonged. Rating 94 - Drink by 2030, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au (NOV/2015).
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep complex and intense black currant, rolled tobacco, violets, wet slate, dutch cocao, iodine and wild thyme.
Powerful and intense with a deep concentrated marriage of fruit flavours including red and black currants, liquorice and courveture. The characteristic fine yet firm structural tannins frame the fruit perfectly and carry the flavours and balance the mineral elements from the vineyard to provide an incredibly long and classically structured finish.
Roasted rack of lamb, parsnips, carrots and rosemary served on Paris mash with a Cabernet jus.