Cape Mentelle Margaret River Cabernet Merlot 2014
A hedonistic blend reveals ripe black berries and red confection over choc mint and sweet spiced oak. Plump plums fill a soft palate that abounds with cassis and sweet cola flavours are supported by velvety cocoa flavoured tannins.
Brooding aromas of blackberry conserve, cassis and after dinner mints greet at first swirl. Underlying sweet liquorice, black olives and dark chocolate are moderated by subtle earthy notes.
Soft forest fruits fill a soft palate that abounds with cassis and sweet cola flavours. A silky mid palate is supported by velvety cocoa flavoured tannins and sweet spiced oak. A fruit forward number guaranteed to please.
McHenry Hohnen’s winemaking ambitions reflect more than 30 years' of biological farming, grape growing and winemaking in Margaret River.
Each wine is created to be a uniquely individual character; expressive of variety, season and growing site.
We specialise in showcasing Single Vineyard character through unadulterated, minimal intervention handling.Where appropriate, varieties are blended but only when the outcome is a wine that will be greater than the sum of its parts.
Winemaking follows simple, traditional principles where soil health and vine vitality are king in the vineyard and minimal handling in the winery with minimum additives make the genuine characters of the wine sing.
Varietal characters are pre-eminent and complemented by the aromas, flavours and textures that evolve during the maturing of the wine.
These are derived from indigenous yeast, malolactic bacteria, yeast autolysis and grape solids.
The most simple and forgotten approach; allow the grapes to become wines.
91 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating