Cape Mentelle

Cape Mentelle

Cape Mentelle was a pioneer of the Margaret River region, playing a leading role in defining the regional style of cabernet sauvignon that now stands alongside the world’s best. The wines made here reflect their origins and regionality and are consistently among the finest from the region. The cabernet reaches exceptional heights.

Frederique Perrin, Evan Thompson and Paul Callaghan
Margaret River
1100 tonnes
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillon, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Zinfandel

331 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River
Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
$26 – 98
9757 0812
Cellar Door, Retail, Mail Order, Wholersaler

Cape Mentelle chardonnay 2015 ($43)

The linear mouthfeel and structure are features of this excellent chardonnay. The nose has a slightly spicy grapefruit character. The palate is tightly framed with a beautiful richness that is held with precision to a very long finish. Oak has been well managed to complement the quality fruit. Little lick of lime and ginger on the finish.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 6 Years

Cape Mentelle Wallcliffe sauvignon blanc semillon 2013 ($49)

A medium-bodied cabernet which appears to show the influence of some more southern vineyard fruit from Margaret River. Smoothly integrated palate with fine tannins and a gentle hint of oak. The blackcurrant fruit is juicy and plump but with a nice closing tightness to focus the finish.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 10 years

Cape Mentelle Trinders cabernet merlot 2014 ($31)

Oh boy, does this hit the mark for an affordable red wine. So well-structured with leafy blackcurrant cabernet fruit superb, plus a palate-filling dollop of merlot completing a most elegant and stylish palate. There is plenty of supple sweet fruit in the middle but the sinewy tannin creates such a good balance to drive it to a long focused finish.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 7 years

Cape Mentelle shiraz 2014 ($41)

When the wines of Cape Mentelle are stacked up it is often easy to ignore how good the shiraz has been over the years. This is another. Plump fruit balanced with a degree of chalky angular tannins. There is a beautiful softness about the palate, with a gravelly and lightly loam character for complexity. Excellent weight in the mouth. Dry and slightly firmish finish.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 10 years

Cape Mentelle Wallcliffe Red Barrel Selection 2014 ($49)

This is a new release from Cape Mentelle. The fruit is fully ripe with a slightly assertive structure. Loads of concentration and depth through the palate. The tannins have a chalky character while the fruit is robust and firm. It’s a wine with substance and presence that will evolve nicely.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 8 years

Cape Mentelle zinfandel 2014 ($65)

A bold statement of zinfandel with a typically high alcohol percentage but a rather seductive and smoothtalking palate. Loads of black fruits with classic cherry and fruitcake richness, dark chocolate and a decent sprinkle of spices. Despite the ripeness and the alcohol this is one of the more elegant examples of this distinctive variety.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 6 years

Cape Mentelle cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($98)

One of the state’s most famous cabernets. A slightly more robust expression of the variety than recent vintages. The tannins are grainy with subtle assertiveness. The fruit is ripe and generous. It’s a robust structure with deep concentration of fruit that extends to a sustained finish. It has the structure to handle extended cellaring.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 18 years

Cape Mentelle sauvignon blanc semillon 2016 ($26)

This sauvignon blanc-dominant blend packs in plenty with a deep and robust palate really punching out loads of character and flavour intensity. Tropical fruit is fully ripe with just a hint of grassiness edginess on the finish. Crisp acid sustains the finish.
SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 4 years