Cape Mentelle Shiraz 2018

Cape Mentelle Shiraz 2018

 

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Cape Mentelle
Shiraz 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • Country : Australia
  • Region : Margaret River
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes : 100% Syrah

Cape Mentelle Shiraz takes inspiration from the most traditional techniques in order to highlight our ideal temperate, maritime climate for this classic Australian variety. The fruit is partially destemmed, berry sorted, cold soaked and traditionally fermented. Maturation in small barriques is aimed at retaining the refined fruit and floral characters of the variety along with the more savoury, spicy elements derived from our vineyards in Margaret River.

Experts Score Vintage
DCT Decanter 92 2018
JS James Suckling 92 2017
RP Robert Parker 91 2017
More information on wine critics and ratings

A powerful and elegant shiraz exuding aromas of blueberry and violets with a long, silky palate carrying flavours of ripe plum and spice. Traditional winemaking techniques including gentle basket pressing and maturation in French oak enhance the inherent intensity and character of this wine.

Tasting Notes:
Appearance: Deep dark magenta with garnet edges

Nose: The aromatics are floral and spicy; wild black cherry, violets and lavender with orange marmalade and intense smoked peppercorns. Finer nuances of cardamom and cocoa nib entwine with leather and oriental spices with undertones of briar and savoury licorice notes

Palate: The palate is rich and juicy displaying satsuma plum and ripe black forest berry fruits of mulberry and blackberry overlaying cured charcuterie and smoked pink peppercorn. Oak notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, licorice and clove interlace with red mineral earthy notes, hints of orange peel and cedar bark. The tannins are chewy, yet silky with great texture and detail
 

Decanter (DCT) : 92 Points (2018)
Smoky and toasty on the nose, dense black fruits on the palate with sweet spices. The purity of fruit is excellent. It's juicy full flavored ripe and exciting. Great value. Blend: 55% Shiraz, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot.

James Suckling (JS) : 92 Points (2017)
Plums and sweet tobacco with some wet earth on the nose and palate. It shows a vivid and bright palate with very fine tannins and a crisp and long finish. Drink now. Screw cap.

Robert Parker (RP) : 91 Points (2017)
From a cooler vintage, the 2017 Shiraz reveals fresher, more vibrant fruit than the 2016. Cracked pepper accents blueberries and raspberries in this medium to full-bodied effort, which delivers plenty of easy-drinking fun combined with ample complexity. The fruit is ripe, the tannins are supple and the finish is lip-smackingly good.

Cape Mentelle Semillon Sauvignon 2021
Cape Mentelle Semillon Sauvignon 2021
Cape Mentelle
Semillon Sauvignon 2021
RP
87
JS
91
WE
91
The vibrant and aromatic blend produces a fresh, distinctive wine that accentuates the unique character of both varieties. Meticulous winemaking preserves the remarkable intensity of fruit flavour and provides the structure, weight and texture that characterise the Cape Mentelle style.
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Cape Mentelle Shiraz 2018 Reviewed by Decanter 28-03-2022 . Score: 4.5