Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (6 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $98

$85.99 per Bottle
$515.94 per pack

Overview

Cape Mentelle has a rich history of exceptional quality and consistency with Cabernet Sauvignon from a pioneering producer in Margaret River in the early 1970's to a benchmark winery today. An exceptional terroir wine, always representative of the vintage conditions, with a strong regional identity and the structure and fruit intensity to improve with extended cellaring.

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

Expert Reviews

Rating 96 - JAMES SUCKLING'S TOP 100 WINES OF AUSTRALIA

There is a lot to like in this refined and powerful 2016 vintage. Deep blackcurrant, plum and earthy aromas, as well as leaves, redcurrants, cherries and blueberries. The palate has beautifully complete tannins that roll effortlessly along smooth, elegant lines. Fruit is impeccably fresh. This is packed with aromas of red darker berries. Some warm and spicy oak to close. Drink or hold.

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep crimson with purple edges, very youthful.

Aroma

The generosity of the nose displays abundant brooding black fruits and a mix of dark cherries. The bouquet is completed with hints of cocoa nibs, flint, wild thyme and orange peel.

Palate

A vibrancy of concentrated blackberry fruits with dark bramble and vanilla spice. The dense and refined tannins are velvety and supple and the finish has lingering hints of minerality and mocha nuances.

Food Matching

Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon is your best friend with pan roasted veal chops with rosemary and a bordelaise sauce. The winemakers also suggest peppercorn coated hanger steak with mushroom ragout. For desert, a chocolate fondant at least 70% cocoa content for a perfect finish.

Cellaring

This wine has the structure and the intensity to be cellared for up to 20-30 years

Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon 86%, Petit Verdot 10%, Merlot 4%

Vintage
2016
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.7%

Winery Profile

Brand Profile Image

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.

View Cape Mentelle website

WHAT YOU'RE SAYING

Loading content...
Loading content...