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Cape Mentelle Red Bordeaux Blend Margaret River Cabernet Merlot 2008

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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.

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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: johnking123
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/31/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: jamesreina
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 08/07/2010

its just brilliant wine...claret like but elegant.


Snooth User: chloekall
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 01/10/2009

Three glasses


Snooth User: andymanjo
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 11/02/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
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0.00 5
Vintage: 1996 01/09/2011

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


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

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Vintage: 2004 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.


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Vintage: 2004 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 **


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Vintage: 2004 11/25/2009

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


External Review
Vintage: 2003 01/17/2009

Wine Enthusiast ReviewA bit plummy and chocolaty, but it also has herbal and floral notes to add complexity. What this wine lacks next to its big brother the Cabernet is weight and density; its a charming, supple wine that closes with crisp acids.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 07/11/2007

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.




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