Cape Mentelle Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

Announcing another outstanding Cape Mentelle with an immense future before it. Epic poise meets understated generosity, clocking in at a refreshing 13.5% alcohol. The complexity on display this year is mind-boggling: within its signature frame of blackcurrants, high cocoa dark chocolate and cedar come nuances of coal, even black olives, hovering with haunting persistence. High quality, cedary oak provides impeccable support. Its honed structure is scaffolded to exacting precision, a mouth-enveloping assault of superfine, gravelly, graphite-like tannins, promising to hold it in good stead for a very long time. $67 at The Glass.