Product DetailsUpholding Cape Mentelle’s reputation for excellence, the Australian estate’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 is hailed as one of its best vintages, with a robust structure and intense fruit presence. A true reflection of the Margaret River terroir, this wine was crafted from grapes that benefited from a warm year. Enjoy now, or cellar for many years with the promise of newfound complexity.
How to enjoy
- The perfect serve - To enjoy young, decant before serving
- Service temperature - 59-64°F
- When to drink - From now to 2034+
- Storage advice - Store horizontally in a cool (50-59°F), dark place, and away from vibrations
- Additional information - Contains sulfites
- Dosage - 14%
Blend and Origin
Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
The grapes for this wine were grown in the estate’s finest parcels, with the classic gravel terroir strongly influenced by the nearby Indian Ocean. Margaret River reported one of the warmest vintages on record in 2014, and this 85% cabernet sauvignon, 15% merlot reflects the long, warm ripening season. The exceptionally beautiful grapes displayed mature tannins and bright flavours, and individual batches were gently pressed before fermentation on their skins for up to 30 days. The wine was then matured in French oak (70% new) for between 18 and 20 months.
A precise, intense and elegant red
More to try
Rich flavours win out
Entrecôte bordelaise, a steak pan-seared with a sauce of red wine and shallots, or a peppercorn-encrusted flank steak would match the intensity of this wine. Alternatively, roasted quail with quince and wild mushrooms makes a more adventurous option.
A rich chocolate cake is an indulgent pairing.