As one of Margaret River’s ‘founding five’ wineries, Cape Mentelle pioneered many of the region’s renowned wine styles and today is a benchmark for the quality of the region’s wines.
58% Sauvignon Blanc, 42% Semillon. Pale straw with green hues. Aromas of white melon, lime, grapefruit, honeysuckle, blackcurrant and a hint of chalk dust. Juicy clean and fresh with talcy pithy structure balancing the rich fruit flavors of limes, passionfruit and lychee. The texture is creamy and the finish bright, intense, long and elegant.
Good release from an ever-reliable producer. Passionfruit, thistle, bit of smoke, fennel and lychee – all the usual suspects, though this year feels maybe a little more bracing and energetic, tangy grapefruit in with the herbs, and a long flinty finish. Rating: 92 Points; Drink: 2016-2019+; Price: $31; Date Tasted: March 2016; Alcohol: 12.5%; Gary Walsh - The Wine Front
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