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Wine Tasting Notes
Shiraz and cabernet sauvignon have been blended in Australia since the late 19th century, in a style that uniquely combines the plush and savoury notes of the shiraz with the elegance, length and structure of the cabernet. With this wine, Cape Mentelle reconnects with Australian wine traditions and blends these two outstanding varieties from the Margaret River region, creating a rich, deeply textured and complex wine. Deep dark garnet with purple edges. The aromatics are complex and enticing; dark forest berry fruit, black cherry, black currant with orange marmalade and intense smoked charcuterie. Finer nuances of flint and jasmin blossom entwine with leather and tobacco undertones combining with licorice and cardamom notes. The palate is rich and powerful displaying plum, cranberry and ripe black forest berry fruits of mulberry and blackberry overlaying cured charcuterie and smoked peppercorns elements. Oak tones of vanilla, licorice and clove interlace with red earthy notes, hints of black truffle and forest floor. The tannins are silky and round with great volume and length.