Following on from the previous blog piece about the quality of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon, one of my favourite Margaret River wine producers, Cape Mentelle, just landed the title of Australia’s best Cabernet Sauvignon in the esteemed Penguin Good Wine Guide.
Editor Nick Stick commented on the 2007 Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon-
“Another 2007 from Margaret River that will be remembered as one of the greatest Cape Mentelle cabernets of all time. Power and poise fused with conviction and stunning value when you look around the globe at comparative cabernet quality.
A much-anticipated vintage of this leading Margaret River cabernet, and not an ounce of disappointment. With smells of bright cassis and juniper, fragrant and subtly floral, the cedary spicy oak adds a layer of class to this standout wine.
The palate’s unthinkably poised: perfectly proportioned tannins carry deeply ripe, sweet fruit with impressive power and impeccable grace. Like an angel, this sits right at the top of the tree.”
Cape Mentelle scored a remarkable 97 points for this wine and I am delighted to confirm this wine is included in our very special degustation lunch within the Cape Mentelle barrel room as part of the Margaret River Best of the Best Wine Tour.
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Sean Blocksidge is the owner operator of the Margaret River Discovery Company, an avid photographer, blogger and South West WA ambassador. In 2010 he won Western Australian Guide of the Year and his tours have been rated the #1 thing to do in Australia on the Tripadvisor website for the past two years.