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Cape Mentelle Wilyabrup Cabernet Blend

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Cape Mentelle Wilyabrup Cabernet Blend

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2031
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
94
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Clear, youthful, bright crimson-purple; there is the same clear move back to lower alcohol levels with Bordeaux blends as there is with other varieties; this has a distinct savoury/black olive substrate to its blackcurrant fruit and firm tannins.
2030
Wine Companion Dec/Jan
94
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Like a tightly-coiled spring ready to slowly unravel, this is a cabernet blend crafted for the long-haul. Closed up tight, it presents an intricately honed structure of fruit and oak tannins colliding to produce a refined, graphite-like texture which builds on the finish. Crunchy blackcurrant fruits hover amidst tangy acidity of long-lingering intensity.
2020-2028
Wine Taste Edition 92
95
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Cape Mentelle's latest E-Class cabernet blend is appropriately elegant and complete. Very measured and reserved, with the suppleness and dustiness expected from southern Margaret River, it's very fragrant and perfumed, with bright, sweetly oaked aromas of cassis, mulberries, dark cherries and a hint of tobacco. Its layers of small, juicy berry fruit and cedary chocolate/vanilla oak are tightly wound around fine, powdery tannins, finishing with a lingering impression of balance and seamlessness.
2022-2030
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
95
Ray Jordan (2010 Vintage) says
This is a single vineyard wine made from three varieties - cabernet sauvignon merlot and cabernet franc. It's an outstanding wine that displays regionality and vineyard terroir. So beautifully woven together with a seamless smooth palate controlled by silky fine tannins and fine grained oak. It extends effortlessly to a very long finish. A beauty.
10 years
WA Wine Guide 2013
96
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
With strong support from merlot and cabernet, there is an emphasis here on the fragrance of violets and red berries and velvety, finely textured tannins. It's primary, refined and very fresh for its age.
Wine100, December Edition
95
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc from vines planted in 1970, some of the first in the Wilyabrup area; the bright and crystal clear crimson colour introduces a beautifully modulated wine, with layers of red and black fruits, superfine tannins and cedary French oak.
To 2029
Australian Wine Companion 2013
96
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
2021-2029
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
95
Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
Rob Mann is a structure man and his all new Margaret River blend is built like a great Bordeaux, showcasing the longevity and sheer brilliance of this great vintage. A brittle shell of taut tannins encloses nuances of blackcurrant, capsicum, tobacco and coffee. Give it at least a decade for its exoskeleton to reveal what lies within.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011 2011
95
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Clear purple-red; combines elegance with intensity and power; cedar and bramble notes run through the blackcurrant fruit, French oak and tannins fused into the medium- to full-bodied, long palate. Hello Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94

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