• Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017 91

    Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017

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    91pts James Suckling

    James Suckling:  "Attractive fresh herbs with lemon citrus and gentle aromas of tropical fruit. The palate has a vibrant, tangy edge with lime and fresh grassy flavors. A bright, crunchy finish. Drink now."  Aug 2018

    Winery:  "Cape Mentelle takes a non-interventionist approach towards this classic Margaret River blend of sauvignon blanc and semillon, with the aim to preserve as much fruit intensity and regional character as possible. The style accentuates the fresh fruit characters of both varieties with the added complexity and palate weight offered through a small component of barrel fermentation.

    The nose is a perfect painting of our Margaret River surroundings- a patch of ancient earth surrounded by vast oceans where fresh, crisp saline scents of the sauvignon blanc meld with the earthy unctuosity of the semillon. The nose is intense with nuances of yellow peach, rockmelon, passionfruit, lemon zest and juniper berry aromas, topped by a hint of white pepper corn.

    The first approach is very fresh with excellent vibrancy and tension, developing into citrus and melon characters. The wine is then textural and unctuous, ending with a long, zesty finish accompanied by a line of minerality that brings us back to the ocean cliffs and Margaret River mouth."

    Bottle
    750ml                           
    Varietal 61% Sauvignon Blanc, 39% Semillon
    Alcohol 
    11.7%
    Total Acidity  7.2g/l
    pH 3.00
    Region Margaret River, Washington