Cape Mentelle Shiraz Margaret River 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. 93ptsAdd 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.
Editorial Reviews for Cape Mentelle Shiraz Margaret River
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
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.
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.
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.
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External Reviews for Cape Mentelle Shiraz Margaret River
Shiraz 2007 - Cape Mentelle: Shiraz 2007 - Cape MentelleIn Anlehnung an die Weine des Rhônetals präsentiert der Shiraz 2007 seinen üppigen Charakter. Ein fruchtiger, komplexer, würziger und durchaus pfeffriger Rotwein, der unvergleichlich elegant erscheint. Die Aromen erinnern an Pflaumen und Brombeeren, die von einer feinen Tanninstruktur begleitet werden. Zum Teil von Hand gelesen, erfolgt nach der Maischgärung ein etwa 14-monatiger Ausbau in Barriques, hauptsächlich in französischer Eiche. Eine Stunde vor dem Genuss geöffnet, passt der Wein sehr gut zu würzigen Fleischgerichten, wie z.B. geschmorter Lammrücken. Weingut: Cape MentelleLand: AustralienRegion: Margaret RiverRebsorte: 100% ShirazInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,0 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6,02 g/lRestsüße: trockenFassreife: in Barriques gereift (14 Monate)Lagerfähigkeit: 7-10 Jahre ab JahrgangEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18 °CAuszeichnungen:94 Points James Halliday Wine Companion 200990 Points Wine Spectator 2008Silver Medal - International Wine and Spirit CompetitionSilver Medal - International Wine ChallengeBronze Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards Rotwein > Australien > Margaret River
Cape Mentelle Shiraz 2006: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (14 Monate), lagerfähig 7 - 10 Jahre ab Jahrgang, Jahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Margaret RiverWeingut: Cape MentelleRebsorte: 93% Shiraz, 5% Grenache, 2% MataroRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 6,25 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.14 Rotwein
Cape Mentelle Shiraz 2005: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift, lagerfähig 3 - 5 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Margaret RiverWeingut: Cape MentelleRebsorte: ShirazRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 6,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein
Tasting this next to a range of Spanish and French wines is an interesting experience. It looks sweet and oaky by comparison, although none the worse for it. On the flip side the Australian wine is beautifully clean and has outstanding fruit quality. It is also the best wine on the night. Aromas of rich ripe berry, black pepper and toasty oak with a distinctly perfumed aniseed/mint lift. On the palate medium to full bodied with ripe berry, pepper, toasty oak and some aniseed flavors. It has firm fine grained tannins, fresh acidity and good length. Cool and warm at once. This wine is fine expression of the Margaret River style.
A Syrah wine from Western Australia in Australia. 2005 Cape Mentelle Shiraz Margaret River 750ml
Bright, lively and appealing for its juicy plum and blueberry fruit, playing against savory pepper, smoke and clove notes as the finish zips impressively through the long finish. Drink now through 2015. 3,000 cases imported. -HS Wine Spectator. A Syrah wine from Western Australia in Australia. 2005 Cape Mentelle Shiraz Margaret River 750ml
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.
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