Move over Moss Wood and Cullen it is time for Cape Mentelle to take the title as ‘best Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River’. To be honest, the last couple of vintage of Cullen and Moss Wood have left me a little underwhelmed and it seems that whilst this has been taking place, Cape Mentelle has gone from strength to strength.
It seems pretty obvious that Rob Mann has the talents to bring Cape Mentelle back to the top of the tree for Australian Cabernet. The 2005, 2007 and now 2008 have all been stellar Cabernet’s.
The Cape Mentelle Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 ticks all the right boxes for Australian Cabernet. It is supremely balanced with fantastic line and length and bucket loads of complexity to burn. I can’t wait to see this wine in ten years time.