Cape Mentelle Red Bordeaux Blend Margaret River Cabernet Merlot 2004

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Cape Mentelle, sister to Cloudy Bay, is one of the founding wineries of Margaret River. Soon after launch, the winery twice won the Jimmy Watson Trophy, Australia’s most prestigious wine award. Margaret River has limestone soils reminiscent of Bordeaux, and a climate tempered by ocean currents, resulting in expressive and well-structured wines.

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Cape Mentelle Vineyards:
Cape Mentelle, sister to Cloudy Bay, is one of the founding wineries of Margaret River. Soon after launch, the winery twice won the Jimmy Watson Trophy, Australia’s most prestigious wine award. Margaret River has limestone soils reminiscent of Bordeaux, and a climate tempered by ocean currents, resulting in expressive and well-structured wines.

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Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
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01/09/2011

See Simon Brunell (Cape Mentelle Vineyards) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#11): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: chloekall
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3.00 5
01/10/2009

Three glasses


External Reviews for Cape Mentelle Red Bordeaux Blend Margaret River Cabernet Merlot

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
07/13/2010

Dark fruit plays off of winter spice undertones on the nose, leading to a rich and varied palate impression; most salient are chocolate, cassis, and spice box flavors. The result is a balanced and mellow red wine, characterized by fine-grained, ripe fruit tannins. This wine is a bit plumy and chocolaty, but it also has herbal and floral notes to add complexity.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/28/2011

Trademark 04 colour; a powerful, medium to full-bodied wine, with layers of blackcurrant, spice and ripe tannins; good structure and finish. Screwcap. (a 60/40 blend) Ruby-red. Pungent, herb-accented red berries and cherry on the nose, plus complicating anise, cracked pepper and rose notes. Elegant and light in body, with excellent precision and mouthwatering acidity bracing the fresh redcurrant and cherry flavors. Clean and nervy on the finish, which displays impressive sappiness. You could spend twice as much, or more, on a Bordeaux and not get the balance and purity of fruit offered here. A savory style, with strong herbal, peppery notes around a slightly gritty core of chewy blackberry. Best after 2008. 1,700 cases imported. -HS ** Only 18 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

JH: 91 Points ST: 90 Points WS: 85 Points


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/31/2008

An elegant blend from the Margaret River in Western Australia. Dark fruit plays off of winter spice undertones on the nose, leading to a rich and varied palate impression; most salient are chocolate, cassis, and spice box flavors. Well structured, with a lively touch of tannins and an impressive finish.



Cape Mentelle, sister to Cloudy Bay, is one of the founding wineries of Margaret River. Soon after launch, the winery twice won the Jimmy Watson Trophy, Australia’s most prestigious wine award. Margaret River has limestone soils reminiscent of Bordeaux, and a climate tempered by ocean currents, resulting in expressive and well-structured wines.

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