Cape Mentelle Trinders Cabernet Merlot 2016
Cape Mentelle is one of Margaret River's founding wineries. Cabernet Merlot is a wine for unwinding. Generous and unpretentious with enough complexicity & character to keep you interested. With this wine, the team’s objective is to create a unique style from Cabernet Sauvignon with supple tannins that is immediately approachable upon release. “The austerity and structure of Cabernet Sauvignon is softened and enriched, especially in the mid palate, by the plush generosity of Merlot.” – Ben Cane, Winemaker
The nose opens with classic varietal aromas of red berry compote, dark plums and cherries in alcohol with hints of herbs and fresh tobacco leaves. All come to play with notes of caramelised oak and cedar. Elegant, with aromas of sweet cherries and blackberries. Silky but structured with hints of cracked peppercorn, licorice, vanilla and light smoke with a Black Forest cake finish. Pairs well with porterhouse steak, eggplant ragout over fresh pasta.
How to enjoy
More Information Food Pairing Beef T-bone Serving Temp 15 - 18 degrees Standard Drinks 8.3 Alcohol Volume % 14 Variety Cabernet Merlot Region Margaret River Vintage 2016 Country Australia Closure Screw Cap Size 750ml Brand Cape Mentelle
- Awarded 95 Points by James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion
- Cape Mentelle is one of Margaret River's founding wineries
- Generous and unpretentious with enough complexicity & character
Ray Jordan; The West Australian Wine Guide 2014
One of my favourite cabernet merlot blends. This one is showing classical lines of cigar box and leafy black fruits. Such a supple palate, yet one with tremendous depth and fruit intensity. Fine powdery tannins and nicely weighted oak balance the fruit perfectly. A very classy wine.
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front 2013
Perfume of bay leaf and gum leaf, nori, cocoa, mulberry, raspberry and blackcurrant. Medium bodied, fresh and vibrant, fine grained tannin with well etched acidity. Flavour? not too much,nor too little. “Balance is my business”, says trinders. length good too. textbook. drinking well now and over the next ten or so years
James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au
Vintage 2013 - It will age well because it's so well balanced. It's not about key features; it's about proportion. It presents an array of fresh berried flavours with bay leaf and clove complexity completing the picture. Appropriate levels of firm tannin and acidity mark this as a wine with a sound, steady future.