Cape Mentelle Shiraz 2016
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.
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 2016 Country Australia Closure Screw Cap Size 750ml Brand Cape Mentelle
- "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
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.