97 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
96 Points Huon Hooke
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.
This Cape Mentelle chardonnay style draws inspiration from the most traditional Burgundian methods to produce a wine displaying aromatic complexity and a fine, textured palate with a long, rich finish. Our chardonnay is made to go from aperitif to cheeseboard and is perfect for cellar ageing.
“Whole-bunch pressed to French barrels for wild fermentation and a lengthy sojourn. Full-on green-gold; it’s exceptionally intense and concentrated, with all manner of stone fruits and a savoury gauze of grapefruit juice and zest. The acidity is important now, and will be so later. Striking.” – 97 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
“A bolder iteration of one of Australia’s classic wines. Almost Leeuwin-esque. Let that bad boy off its chain! Golden colour. Nectarine, dried pear, cashew, ginger and spices, struck match. Powerful, juicy and dripping with peach and pear, tight acidity of intensity and almost cumquat intensity, toasty oak and barrel ferment character, and a preserved lemon piquancy to close, with a light chalkiness in texture. Big flavour and big style. Like this, though suggest it may not be one for the ages. Get stuck in.” – 94 Points Gary Walsh
“Light to medium, bright yellow colour. The bouquet is of straw, toast, resin and Friar’s Balsam, savoury rather than fruity with plenty of attractive spicy oak. The palate is intense and taut, focused and penetrating, with a tickle of apparent sweetness and a clean, dry finish that lasts. There is a little grip and acid firmness, both of which combine to render a clean, refreshing aftertaste. A very appealing mouthful of chardonnay.” – 96 Points Huon Hooke