The Cabernet Merlot blend takes inspiration from the classic red wines of Bordeaux. Cape Mentelle has developed an international reputation for these varieties that are perfectly suited to the climate and soils of Margaret River.
This blend seeks to capture the depth and structure of Cabernet with the dark fruit and plush flavors of Merlot, small minor amounts of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc complement the blend for a well-rounded, full and rich style with balance.
Young deep garnet red.
The nose opens with classic varietal aromas
of red berry compote, dark plums, and
cherries in alcohol with hints of herbs and
fresh tobacco leaves. All come to play with
notes of caramelised oak and cedar.
Elegant, with aromas of sweet cherries and
blackberries. Silky but structured with hints
of cracked peppercorn, licorice, vanilla and
light smoke from the oak with a Black Forest
This Cabernet Merlot will pair well with a
flame-grilled porterhouse steak with spicy
mustard or just a simple eggplant ragout
over fresh pasta.
Up to 12 years.
58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot,
13% Shiraz, 2% Cabernet Franc.
14.5% alc., 6g/l total acidity, 3.63pH.