Cape Mentelle

Cape Mentelle Shiraz 2017

Margaret River

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  • Product details
    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.
  • Tasting notes
    The beautifully varietal nose is a showcase of pepper, cardamom and wisteria enhanced by hints of candied orange peels, coconut and cedar. Bursts of black fruits and cherries are supported by marmalade, cinnamon syrup and ripe tannins. A very textural wine with lingering flavours of caramelised oak and fresh crusty brioche.
  • How to enjoy
    More Information
    Food Pairing Blue cheese or figs
    Serving Temp 15 - 18 degrees
    Standard Drinks 8.6
    Alcohol Volume % 14.5
    Variety Shiraz
    Region Margaret River
    Vintage 2017
    Country Australia
    Closure Screw Cap
    Size 750ml
    Brand Cape Mentelle
  • Delivery
  • "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
Expert Reviews

Campbell Mattinson,

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.

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