Cape Mentelle has a rich history of exceptional quality and consistency with Cabernet Sauvignon from a pioneering producer in Margaret River in the early 1970’s to a benchmark winery today.
Deep crimson with purple edges, very youthful.
The generosity of the nose displays abundant brooding black fruits and a mix of dark cherries. The bouquet is completed with hints of cocoa nibs, flint, wild thyme and orange peel.
A vibrancy of concentrated blackberry fruits with dark bramble and vanilla spice. The dense and refined tannins are velvety and supple and the finish has lingering hints of minerality and mocha nuances.
Robert Parker Wine Advocate – 92 points
Reviewed by Joe Czerwinski in 2019:
“Still quite youthful nearly six years after the vintage, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon shows ample cedar and vanilla on the nose, plus elegant cassis and plum fruit. It’s medium to full-bodied, maybe not as extroverted as the 2012 but somewhere between that wine and the elegant 2011 in style. Subtle sage and bay leaf shadings add interest to a finish that’s framed by fine, lingering tannins.”