Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
Good vintage conditions in 2020 – low yields, warm, dry weather, no bird issues – brings a stunning Cabernet Sauvignon to the glass, one that reflects great purity and balance. Starts with a scent of the vineyard, of the Australian bush, wild flowers, acacia and bramble with bay leaf notes amid earthy black fruits. There’s a richness and depth of flavour. Firm, fine tannins run throughout to a long finish. A touch of savouriness, of smoked meats and charcuterie linger among the leaves, roasting herbs and cassis flavoured fruits. A beautiful seamless integration of fruit, oak, tannins that brings Margaret River Cabernet to life in the glass. The 2020 vintage is really bringing out some star performances.