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2015 Cape Mentelle Margaret River Shiraz

2015 Cape Mentelle Margaret River Shiraz

95 Points Huon Hooke
2015 Cape Mentelle Margaret River Shiraz
95 Points Huon Hooke

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With 95 points from Huon Hooke (usually Australia's toughest reviewer), this is a benchmark of superior quality. Cape Mentelle occupy such a lofty height in people's regard not just because they helped to pioneer a region (Margaret River) that is now so synonymous with the finest Australian wine, but also because what they put in the bottle is still so satisfying and complete. Intense yet elegant, this is delicious food red to drink now or cellar.

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$36.00 in mixed 6+ or $41.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Shiraz/Syrah

Its Origins

Established in 1970 in the Margaret River by wine industry pioneer David Hohnen and his brothers Mark and Giles, David may be familiar to New Zealand drinkers as the founder of Cloudy Bay, Cape Mentelle’s sister winery in Marlborough. Although Cape Mentelle are more widely known for their Cabernet Sauvignon and other red wines, it was this extension which lead to more finesse and an overall turning point in the wines. Named after the nearby Cape which itself took its name from the French “Baudin Expedition” which charted the coast of Western Australia in 1801. They named the Cape after notable French scientists, geographer Edmund and his cartographer brother Francois-Simon Mentelle. From humble beginnings of just 16 hectares on what is now referred to as the “Wallcliffe Vineyard”, the brothers now have more than 150 hectares under vine and the winery crushes about 1,700 tonnes of fruit from the estate vineyards and contract-grown fruit sourced from within the region.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Huon Hooke

"Deep, bright red/purple colour and a fresh, bright, fruit-driven and charming aroma. Spicy red and darker fruits. Full-bodied, rich and deep, with lovely fresh, bright flavour and good textural density and fleshiness. Excellent wine. 29 MAY 2017." Drink 2018 - 2035

92/100 Halliday's Australian Wine Companion, Jane Faulkner

"Outrageously good colour, reductive meaty aromas opening up to a spice rack of black pepper, juniper berries, cloves and smoky-charry oak. This is still finding its feet, the oak protruding somewhat into the vibrant plum fruit and raw silk tannins. More time in bottle the remedy." Drink by 2030

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Western Australia

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2035

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with GAME

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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