2020 Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
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2020 Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Margaret River, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
$23. 99 Bottle
$287.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now (2022)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Energetic and bursting with mouth watering fruit.

A blend of 79% Sauvignon Blanc and 21% Semillon. Brilliant water like core with a subtle tinge of green around the outskirts. Pungent herbaceous gooseberry and passionfruit scents jump out of the glass with some lime, grassy asparagus and spicy capsicum also present. Beautifully textured and concentrated the palate is awash with ripe gooseberry and passionfruit which are underpinned by crunchy acidity. Notions of lime, herbaceous grassy characters and capsicum flow onto the back half. Superb depth and power finishing dry and crisp with a long mouth watering aftertaste.
Drink now.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews….
Almost 80% sauvignon blanc, the balance semillon. Taut, ripe and still with a steely backbone of mineral acid that courses over the palate. 2020 was warm and early, but by all accounts, brilliant. Certainly the majority of releases feel just as this does: very concentrated and on track. Juniper, red apple, brine, crushed shell, green peppercorn and wisps of jasmine tea and camomile flower. Drink by 2025.
93 points
Erin Larkin – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion