Deserves a steak. — 2 months ago
A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon; 6% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot. Vintage rating 9/10. Ruby red in colour - somewhat translucent - not opaque. Herbal notes combining with savoury black fruits. Quite developed on the medium weight palate showing its age. Travelling well at 20 years but further cellaring will not improve the tasting experience which is outstanding right now - good pairing with a medium/rare T Bone for Sunday lunch and the Australian Open Tennis. Let’s go Alex de Minaur against the Djoker tonight!! — 2 months ago
Kind of reminds me of a Chinon. Smells herbaceous and has a green pepper finish. Cool ripe fruit with tight tannins, spicy notes but the smell is like overripe barnyard. Delicious. — 20 days ago
Quite good — a month ago
The 2nd of two vintage Cape Mentelle wines for Sunday lunch. A medium plus crimson red in colour. Notes of mulberry and herbaceous Margaret River characters. Even at 15 years a whiff of French oak. With time in decanter sweet red and black fruits revealed themselves on the medium plus bodied palate. Finishing with velvety tannins. A classic Margaret River Cabernet from a good vintage - the first of 4 bottles from the cellar. Loved this with a Porterhouse Waygu score of 4. Cape Mentelle was one of the early stars of Margaret River, with David Hohnen at the helm they won 3 Jimmy Watson trophies in a row in the early 1980s. Nowadays owned by LVMH. — 3 months ago
When tasting 2 older vintages (‘01 and ‘03), one common trait was that they were both herbaceous. This ‘16 has that quite prominent herbaceous note as well, but a bit fresher. Light green veggie note as well. Ripe fruits and well integrated oak provide nice counter balance.
Will age beautifully. — 17 days ago
I got apples and pears. Label said guava. Not sure about straw on nose. Feel I got a sense of that. Defo rich. Really enjoyed this. Post Annabelle — 2 months ago
Wine was deep ruby in appearance. On the nose, there was a medium intensity of red fruit such as raspberry and strawberry, with notes of cocoa. The palate matched the aromas, but with a little bit of spice, at a pronounced intensity. Body is medium, acidity is high, tannin is medium and grippy, alcohol is medium. Overall, a very balanced wine with a long finish that starts of intense, but smooth out as time goes on. The wine is complex and balanced. overall an outstanding wine! — 2 months ago
Medium ruby color.
Aromas of black fruit, tomato leaf,
Dry. Flavors of tomato leaf, black fruit, black olive, clove. Savory. Rich, velvety tannins.
Finish: 4/5 — 15 days ago