Coonawarra and Margaret River Cabernet: panel tasting results (2013)

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An impressive tasting to say the least, with our judges seduced by Western elegance, particularly in the younger wines, as well as by savoury, mature Cabernets from South Australia. See the top 49 wines including 7 Outstanding Australian Cabernets here...
Australian Cabernet, Coonawarra Cabernet, Margaret River Cabernet, Aussie Cabs,
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Cape Mentelle, Margaret River 2010

Cape Mentelle, Margaret River 2010
Decanter average score: 17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores:  RJ 18.5 PM 16.5 AR 17.5
Pungent, toasty oak – creamy and modern. Lovely glazed berries on the nose and a blackcurrant fruit palate framed by vanilla and caramel oak. Will improve. Best to hold for a few years. Impressive.
Price £30 Moët Hennessy
Drink 2013–2020
Alc 13.5%

Judges: Roger Jones, Pierre Mansour and Anthony Rose