Cape Mentelle Shiraz 2003

Margaret River
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£26.95 per bottle
24 in stock
92 Points - Campbell Mattinson "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."

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

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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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Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass

For richer, oaked Sauvignon Blancs such as The Fuder, white Graves or Semillon/Sauvignon blends. For young and non-vintage Champagne we recommend Zalto Universal. However, the Zalto Universal is a very good all-rounder, designed for all types of wines but may not maximize the potential of certain wine as much as the Bordeaux or Burgundy glass.

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