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