Cape Mentelle Shiraz 2017
Cape Mentelle’s Shiraz takes inspiration from the most traditional winemaking techniques to highlight Margaret River's maritime climate's influence on this much-loved variety.
How to enjoy
More Information Food Pairing Blue cheese or figs Serving Temp 15 - 18 degrees Standard Drinks 8.6 Variety Shiraz Region Margaret River Vintage 2017* Country Australia Closure Screw Cap Size 750ml Brand Cape Mentelle
- *Vintages are subject to change
- "Absolutely on song." 95 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
- A beacon for Margaret River Shiraz
- "Cape Mentelle is one of those knocking on the door of the Winery of the Year Award.” James Halliday, 2019 Wine Companion
Great power and elegance wrapped in a savoury packageThe dark spiciness of this cool climate shiraz oozes character; dark black forest berry fruits, dark choc and forest floor components, with a earthy, savoury richness with hints of bay leaf and baking spices. Powerful yet elegant, will age for a good few years.
Campbell Mattinson, WineFront.com.au
Vintage 2016 - Destemmed, fermented on skins for a couple of weeks, basket pressed and then matured in large oak vats. The pathway to, as it turned out, a superb shiraz release from Cape Mentelle. This is a beauty. Roasted meats, black pepper, some smoky reduction, a plushness and yet, overwhelmingly, a spicy discipline throughout. Completely unafraid of tannin, all peppery and nutty and firm. Black, polished, gorgeous cherries. Black, red and purple notes. Immaculately clean, bossed into shape by all that dry tannin, and yet exciting to drink, smell, revisit.