2013 Cape Mentelle Cabernet is composed of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 1% of Merlot.
It is bright crimson. The first notes on the nose are enticing and herbal, reminiscent of bay leaf and dry thyme. The nose then opens to intense ripe cassis, black pepper, smoke and cocoa with hints of fresh rolled tobacco leaves.
The bright red attack explodes with red currants and fresh cassis, followed by touches of cloves and juniper berry. A graphite, mineral backbone leads to a still fresh finish supported by structural fine and savoury tannins.If you wish to drink this fiery Cabernet young, we suggest you decant it first and drink with roasted game birds with wild mushrooms. It will easily cellar more than 20 years.
|Product/Service Sold Out||Yes|
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Varietals||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc|