Cape Mentelle Chardonnay 2006

Chardonnay from Margaret River, Australia

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Item No. 94679
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH95
  • RP92
  • WS90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

Margaret River has established an international reputation for high quality Chardonnay. The Cape Mentelle style draws inspiration from traditional methods to produce a wine displaying aromatic complexity and a fine, textured palate with a long, clean finish.

Appearance: Pale straw.

Nose: Zesty lemon and grapefruit aromas with lifted floral notes, underpinned by struck flint and ground almonds.

Palate: White peach, fresh figs and pear flavors are supported by a textured, mealy palate. Subtle oak combines with the fruit to produce savory complexity. The finish is long and clean with great intensity and vibrant, minerally acidity.

Food pairings: Roasted spatchcock with wild herbs and pine nut stuffing, on a bed of honey roasted parsnips and pears, served with steamed broccolini.

Critical Acclaim

"Super-fragrant citrus-tinged melon and stone fruit; a long, clear and vibrant palate, with barrel ferment nuances adding texture and complexity; balanced finish; trophy, WA Wine Show '07. Screwcap."
95 Points

"Classically styled aromas of butter, oatmeal, cedar and citrus fruits. Crisp acidity is in harmony with the medium+ body of generous lemon pie and cream flavours. Silky texture, long, layered finish. Drink now to 2014. Tasted February 2009."
92 Points

"Bright and tangy, this is appealing for its array of pear, quince and mineral flavors. Leaner and less opulent than other Margaret River Chardonnays, but tight and compact. A lively companion for seafood dishes. Drink now through 2012. 1,400 cases imported. "
90 Points

"A nicely balanced Chardonnay, marrying subtle buttered apple notes with bolder notes of toasted hazelnut and white peaches. It’s got a silky texture and plenty of intensity on the fresh, citrusy finish. Drink now–2012."
88 Points

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Tricia - Dallas, TX (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/14/2010)
I've not had this before, so perhaps it had turned. My somewhat experienced guess would be that it is a terrible wine. I poured the whole bottle down the sink.
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Cape Mentelle Vineyards is a specialist producer of premium wines in Margaret River in the southwest corner of Western Australia. One of the country's finest wine regions, Margaret River enjoys a maritime location, with the added advantage of a long, dry growing season. Cape Mentelle was one of the first vineyards established in the Margaret River region. First planted in 1970,...

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Located in the southwest area of Western Australia, the country's largest state, Margaret River wine growing region is on a peninsula jutting out into the Indian Ocean. The climate is reminiscent of Bordeaux in some ways, leading many winemakers to plant grapes of that nature, such as Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Chardonnay & Riesling.

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Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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