Cape Mentelle Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

We’ve all been waiting, with bated breath, for just what Rob Mann is capable of in Margaret River. Here it is, his third vintage, the season from the gods, every single berry individually selected, in slick new livery. A classical but low yielding year has produced gravelly, graphite-like tannins of Bordeaux classed-growth proportions, promising longevity to match. Seamless black- and redcurrants, cedar, tobacco, dark chocolate, coffee bean and cocoa never deviate from medium-bodied aspirations, while subtly, accurately capturing the concentration and precision of the season. $75 at WineStar, Kemeny’s & Dan’s.