Cape Mentelle Shiraz 2003

Margaret River
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£26.95 per bottle
27 in stock
As one of Margaret River’s ‘founding five’ wineries, Cape Mentelle pioneered many of the region’s renowned wine styles and is a benchmark for the quality of the region’s wines today.

The fruit is destemmed, berry sorted, cold soaked and traditionally fermented. Maturation in both large oak vats and small barriques is aimed at retaining the refined fruit, floral and spice characters of the variety. Deep ruby with floral, violet aromas develop into lush plums and dark cherries along with hints of cedar, coffee and tobacco. Delicious mocha and cherry flavours cascade over the mid-palate leading into spicy white pepper and cardamom characters. The tannins are fine and powdery showing excellent persistence on a long and complex palate.

Taste & Aroma

Score:92

Interesting wine: 20% whole bunch pressed, 100% basket pressed, 4 percent grenache added at final blending and 65 percent of the wine aged in old barrels. The result is bright-but-complex, full of black cherry and subtle meat, violets and sap, with fine, lingering, fruit-stuck tannins. This wine will age truly, and well.

Campbell Mattinson

Producer

Cape Mentelle create wines that reflect the environment they come from, with rich soils and a unique costal positioning they are able to enrich each bottle of wine with a flavoursome distinctive taste that is from the Margaret River.

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Region

The Margaret River - the go-to place for world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. A region of less than 5% of the country’s vines has arguably become the most admired with many of the ‘hottest’ winemakers choosing this beautiful region to show-off their talents. We are proud to exclusively offer you some of its brightest stars including Flowstone, Watershed and Nocturne to name a few.

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Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass

For full-bodied to powerful wines, which are expressive but also show minerality and smooth character. Accentuates complexity and finesse.

Ideal for: All types of Wine. Great as a small Red Wine Glass or an all round White Wine Glass. Adequate for Rosé too. Especially good for: Chardonnay, Chianti, Riesling and ‘Smaragd’ – wines from the Wachau.

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