Cape Mentelle Shiraz Margaret River 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...

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Wonderfully fragrant on the nose with notes of pepper, earth, leather and spice all complimented by a flush of floral tones over a base of ripe plu... Read more

Beautiful full bodied wine to be enjoyed with red meat. Not usually a fan of the WA wines due to their sweeter note, but Mentelle dispelled my bi... Read more

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

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Editorial Reviews for Cape Mentelle Shiraz Margaret River

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065208,125
4.50 5
10/11/2009

Wonderfully fragrant on the nose with notes of pepper, earth, leather and spice all complimented by a flush of floral tones over a base of ripe plum and black raspberry fruits. there's a lurking touch of gaminess that emerges with air and adds a hint of a wild edge to the flavors in the mouth. The wine starts off quite full in the mouth with black raspberry and dark cherry fruits but gains definition and freshness as it opens up. the tannins are very finely grained and the acidity keeps this lively and adds length to the long, dark, cigar butt and earth tinged fruits on the finish. Compelling Shiraz. 93pts


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Snooth User: stirls
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4.00 5
06/16/2009

Beautiful full bodied wine to be enjoyed with red meat. Not usually a fan of the WA wines due to their sweeter note, but Mentelle dispelled my bias and I am a fan.


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/09/2011

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


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/09/2011

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


Snooth User: Mike Pobega
125081448
4.00 5
02/25/2009

Dark color with some browning on the edges. Not alarming type of browning though. The nose had some great fresh vibrant dark fruits: cassis, blackberry, and boysenberry. There is a slight band-aid element that I won't quite call VA. It's actually quite intriguing and I am going to call it a fruit note. The mouth explodes with dark black plums, blackberries, and camphor. There is an element of purity that belies its price. A pure fruit forward and elegant wine. I love the notes of tobacco, dark coffee and tar. The tannins are spot on and the acid level is hovering over perfection. This is a wonderful Shiraz from Margaret River that has cool climate written all over it. Smooth, sweet, long and full of the wow factor. A Very Northern Rhone styled Shiraz.


Snooth User: Dufur
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5.00 5
03/04/2008

Cape Mentelle is an excellent, earthy wine from the Margaret River area of Western Australia. A wonderful place to visit with many exceptional wines. Cape Mentelle stands out among some excellent local competition. The nose and full body of this wine will surprise your friends and have them convinced you paid a lot more than what you did. Enjoy.


External Reviews for Cape Mentelle Shiraz Margaret River

External Review
01/18/2009

Wine Enthusiast ReviewThis is a complex, dark-fruited wine that merits serious attention from consumers looking for a slightly different style of Australian Shiraz. Cedar and dark chocolate scents frame slightly herbal nuances, blackberry fruit and hints of leather and tree bark. The texture is ultrasmooth and silky, leading easily into a long, earthy finish. Drink now2015.Wine Tasting NotesDensely packed with violets and plum fruit laced with peppery spice. On the palate, a supple and harmonious structure, with complex flavours ranging from sweet fruit to savoury spice.


External Review
06/27/2007

Cape Mentelle is one of the leading wine producers of Margaret River, in the south of Western Australia. This vintage of Shiraz is superb: rich, full-throttle, full of spice and dark fruit.


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Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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