Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Cape Mentelle

CAPECS2016

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Country of Origin: Australia
Region: Margaret River
Type: Red wine
Grape variety: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet
Vintage: 2016
Size: 750ml
Alcohol: 13.5%
Body: Full Body
Sweetness: Dry

Why we love this wine:

A spectacular vintage Cabernet Sauvignon from a renowned winery in Margaret River, Australia's premium wine region, this elegant, mouth caressing wine is packed with structure and a fruit intensity that finishes long with fine yet firm gravelly tannins.

Pairs magnificently with prime rib roasts. Yum!

Winemaker / tasting notes:

Cape Mentelle has a rich history of exceptional quality and consistency with Cabernet Sauvignon from a pioneering producer in Margaret River in the early 1970s to a benchmark producer today. A single vineyard wine with the style evolving over time, the aim is always to define a wine displaying classic varietal character and opulence, strong regional identity, and with the structure and fruit intensity to improve with extended cellaring.

Appearance: Bright crimson

Nose: The first notes on the nose are enticing and herbal, reminiscent of bay leaf and dry thyme. The nose then opens to intense ripe cassis, black pepper, smoke, and cocoa with hints of fresh rolled tobacco leaves.

Palate:
The bright red attack explodes with red currants and fresh cassis, followed by touches of cloves and juniper berry. A graphite, mineral backbone leads to a still fresh finish supported by structural fine and savory tannins.


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