Cape Mentelle Shiraz 2017

Margaret River

  • Product details
    The Cape Mentelle Shiraz is a fantastic example of a cool climate Shiraz. Maturation in small barriques preserves the fruit and floral notes as well as adds spice and savoury flavors. As one of the “Founding Five” wineries of the Margaret River, Cape Mentelle has the experience needed to produce consistent award-winning wines. This sustainable and environmentally friendly winery practices high standards in every aspect of the viticulture and winemaking process so you can feel good about your purchase.
  • Tasting notes
    The nose is varietaly expressive with notes of white and black pepper, spicy cardamom and an elegant sent of wisteria. Hints of rich candied orange peel, grated coconut, cedar and cigar box add to the enticing aromas. The intense concentration of flavours reflect the aromatics. Bursts of complex black fruits, small, ripe berries and liqueur cherries are supported by notes of orange marmalade, cinnamon syrup and ripe, chewy tannins. A very textural wine, the finish is long, intrinsically structured with lingering characters of caramelised oak and fresh crusty brioche. Pairs well with jamon de bellota, blue cheese, fig paste, duck in plum sauce, wild mushroom tart.
  • 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
  • Awarded 95 pts by Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
  • The winery is sustainably focused, from the vineyard to winemaking and waste management.
  • Great wine to enjoy now
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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