Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


Time after time, Marg River Cab shows just how thrilling it can be and why the region is considered as one of the very best for Cabernet, anywhere on the planet. 6% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Fifteen months in French oak, 26% of which was new. This is a deep maroon with notes of chocolate, aniseed, raspberries, axle grease (in the most positive sense), black jellybeans, tobacco leaves and blackcurrants. The palate moves more to cloves and soy. Seamless in structure and with serious length, the wine is young but fresh and already heading to early complexity with bright acidity and ideal balance. A cracking Cabernet that will surely be giving great pleasure for at least the next twelve to twenty years.