Cape Mentelle Trinders Cabernet Merlot 2016 (6 x 750mL), Margaret River.

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RRP $31

$25.99 per Bottle
$155.94 per pack

Overview

The Cabernet Merlot blend takes inspiration from the classic red wines of Bordeaux. Cape Mentelle has developed an international reputation for these varieties that are perfectly suited to the climate and soils of Margaret River.

This blend seeks to capture the depth and structure of Cabernet with the dark fruit and plush flavors of Merlot, small minor amounts of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc complement the blend for a well-rounded, full and rich style with balance.

This Cabernet Merlot will pair well with a flame-grilled porterhouse steak with mustards or just a simple eggplant ragout over fresh pasta.

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

Expert Reviews

So often a good wine, and in many respects, I prefer it to its Big Brother.

This is pretty much spot on for a drink now (or later) Margaret Cabernet. Dark fruit, iodine and earth savoury edges, subtle vanilla oak and floral perfume. It’s medium bodied, supple and even in texture, with a density and presence, not least super drinking appeal that sets it above the pack. Oh, and the length is good too, with grainy tannin and fragrance lingering. Rating 94 - Gary Walsh, Wine Front Feb 2019 Drink to 2026

Winery Tasting Notes

APPEARANCE

Young deep garnet red.

NOSE

The nose opens with classic varietal aromas of red berry compote, dark plums, and cherries in alcohol with hints of herbs and fresh tobacco leaves. All come to play with notes of caramelised oak and cedar.

PALATE

Elegant, with aromas of sweet cherries and blackberries. Silky but structured with hints of cracked peppercorn, licorice, vanilla and light smoke from the oak with a Black Forest cake finish.

Up to 12 years.

Vintage
2016
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

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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