Cape Mentelle Trinders Shiraz Cabernet 2018

The Trinders label has always been the most “accessible” of Cape Mentelle’s red wine range. The Australian blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon blended and balanced. Technically a blend of 55% Shiraz, 40% Cabernet, 3% Merlot and 2% Zinfandel for seasoning.

Cape Mentelle, Trinders, Margaret River, 2018

Voluptuously layered with quality bittersweet dark chocolate, cinnamon spice, strap molasses, spiced plums, hibiscus tea, dark berries: boysenberry, blackberry with sweet vanilla oak with cool mint, pencilly hints and a baton twirl of violet fruit and mocha. Wonderfully adamant tannins providing a firm base. There’s so much charisma to this wine: it’s dark, it’s full, it’s serious, it’s aromatic and ultimately it’s chock full of quality, balanced fruit. 

RRP: $31
Alc: 14.8%
Rating: 18.25/20 (93/100)

Wine sample courtesy of Cape Mentelle

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