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Cape Mentelle Zinfandel Margaret River 2009

Member Review by Frosty:

Plummy cinnamon fruit. Nutmeg notes.

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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: Frosty
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 10/07/2007

Plummy cinnamon fruit. Nutmeg notes.

Snooth User: rockportrait
2.00 5
Vintage: 2004 05/08/2009

Extremely over-rated, over-expensive wine, or perhaps I just don't think much of Zinfandel. To be fair, I am a fruity, spicy Shiraz lover and this Zinfandel was like a weak Pinot Noir mixed with a bland Cab Sav. The bottle owner indicated he had paid around AUD90 for this bottle, but I suspect it was more like AUD45-50 after looking at current values. Even so, I thought it drank like a AUD15 wine and thought it was probably worth about AUD30 on the basis that it is a rare variety and had to be brought over from Western Australia.I wouldn't drink this variety again. I will try a US bottle at some point though.

Snooth User: Kevs
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 07/17/2009

Five glasses

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

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

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