Established in 1970 by wine industry pioneer David Hohnen, Cape Mentelle was one of Margaret River's "founding five" wineries. Cabernet Merlot from Cape Mentelle is a signature wine which displays the unique vibrancy & fruit purity of Margaret River. The Cabernet Merlot takes inspiration from the classic red blends of Bordeaux. Cape Mentelle has developed an international reputation for outsanding Bordeaux varietal and blended wines which are perfectly suited to the climate and soils of Margaret River. This wine captures the depth and structure of Cabernet with the dark fruit and plush flavours of Merlot, which, when blended with minor amounts of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc create a well rounded, full and rich style. Well balanced, rounded & generous, Cabernet Merlot is a modern legend.
The nose of the Cabernet Merlot 2014 is characterized by perfumed candied violets, cloves & black currant, with an inviting meaty note & hints of cocoa. The palate is medium to full bodied with sweet ripe fruits of mulberry, plums & currants. The structure is fine with cocoa powder soft tannins providing great length and intensity of flavour balanced by a subtle mix of roasted spices. The favourite pairings for Cabernet Merlot 2014 are maple syrup glazed ham; Moroccan spit-roasted lamb; salted caramel mud cake.