Cape Mentelle Marmaduke Shiraz 2009

| September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments
Cape Mentelle Marmaduke Shiraz 2009

Cape Mentelle Marmaduke Shiraz 2009

Cape Mentelle Marmaduke Shiraz 2009 (RRP $19)

Growing Region: Margaret River
Variety:
Shiraz 97%, Mataro 3%
Alcohol: 14%
Website: www.capementelle.com.au

Marmaduke is a shiraz which has been sourced exclusively from the Margaret River appellation. The majority of the shiraz was grown on Cape Mentelle estate vineyards located in the Wallcliffe and Karridale subregions. 2009 was an excellent year for the region with wines defined by excellent tannin structure and length. The vintage is sure to be amongst the best vintages for red wines in Margaret River. The wine was matured for 18 months mostly in oak prior to blending and bottling in January 2011.

The nose is a mix of dark plum, fresh liquorice, mocha and chocolate with a spicy vanilla edge. The palate is dense and rich with a beautiful texture and flavour profile. There are nice floral touches with mocha,coffee and star anise flavours. The 2009 Cape Mentelle Marmaduke Shiraz is an excellent reminder of just how good this variety can be even at the cheaper end of the scale. This wine is great drinking now but will cellar well for up to 10 years.

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