Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret Western Australia
A pioneer of the Margaret River, Cape Mentelle boasts a rich history of singular Cabernet vintages. A benchmark regional red, the style has evolved over time to become a wine of opulence, regional identity, varietal purity, structure and charm.
Cape Mentelle's Rob Mann is grandson to one of Australia's legend winemakers, West Australian pioneer Jack Mann. The father to son skills, handed down and embellished throughout the vintages, translate into some of the country's most distinguished Cabernet wines. The vineyards lie in undulating country surrounding the major water courses that flow west to the Indian Ocean; the Boodjidup Brook, Margaret River and Willyabrup Brook. The climate is categorised as west coast mediterranean the prime features being mild to wet winters and warm to hot, dry summers. The winery's cellar door looks through to the barrel hall, home to over several hundred oak barriques of quietly maturing Cabernet.
Deep garnet in colour. Rich blackcurrant and mulberry fruit with hints of sweet paprika, lavender, dark chocolate and subtle vanillan oak. Full bodied with rich, bold fruit, black cherry and currants, dried tobacco and a slightly mocha oak influence. The rich texture is balanced by smooth, savoury tannins and a bright, fresh and cool finish.