expert reviews about
2014 Cape Mentelle Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum
James Halliday (2014 Vintage) says
Includes 15% merlot. Another excellent wine with neatly compact flavours and definition. Beautiful tannin structure, the palate silky and refined, the cassis, the oak, the spices all dutifully playing their part.
Gary Walsh (2014 Vintage) says
I enjoy looking through wine show results every now and then. It’s good value. This got exactly no medal in the 2016 Margaret River wine show. So, 87 points or lower on the TWF scale. Not quite sure what was wrong with it, as no notes are published to support the score. Anyway, I think it’s a pretty good wine. Boysenberry, raspberry and raisin, chocolate hazelnut, mint, tobacco. Medium to full-bodied, nutty churn of dark chocolate tannin, tobacco and pencil, smooth yet assertive, powering through the finish with a savoury tobacco-laced aftertaste. Strong release. Tannin is a high point. Yes.
Huon Hooke (2014 Vintage) says
Deep, dark red colour with a good tint of purple, the bouquet likewise deep and mysterious, with traces of coffee grounds, tinged with quality oak: a serious wine all-round. It's full-bodied and very concentrated, profoundly flavoured and structured, with masses of tannin and a terrifically long finish. A powerfully built cabernet of outstanding potential. A great wine, and possibly the best yet from Cape Mentelle.
James Suckling (2014 Vintage) says
Blackberry and blueberry aromas with wet earth and bark. Sandalwood undertones. Full body, velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Very agile at the same time. Energy. What a wine for the cellar. Screw cap. Try in 2020.