Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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What is it?

Cape Mentelle has a rich history of exceptional quality and consistency with Cabernet Sauvignon from a pioneering producer in Margaret River in the early 1970's to a benchmark winery today.

Cabernet Sauvignon 86%, Petit Verdot 10%, Merlot 4%

This wine has the structure and the intensity to be cellared for up to 20-30 years.

What should I eat with my Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon?

Why not try pan roasted veal chops with rosemary and a bordelaise sauce. The winemakers also suggest peppercorn coated hanger steak with mushroom ragout. For desert, a chocolate fondant at least 70% cocoa content for a perfect finish.

Wine Companion James Halliday 98 points

“Cape Mentelle has some very expensive, but very effective, grape sorting equipment, and this may be part of the reason for the purity and the singularity of this beautiful cabernet. It's all there, all laid out for you, blackcurrant / cassis fruit, spicy / earthy undertones and perfectly ripened tannins standing guard over the fruit. The oak is subtle, but has been carefully orchestrated."

This is undoubtedly the best way to impress a red wine loving corporate male. When you know, you know.

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