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WINE REVIEW: Cape Mentelle - SSB (Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon) 2019


REVIEW: Cape Mentelle - SSB (Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon) 2019


A typical Margaret River SSB style blend here and fortunate enough to have visited the vineyard in question.


This is a clear, pale lemon coloured white wine from WA. On the nose, aroma intensity of medium+ with citrus, lemon zest, lemon and lime peel, green melon and lemon blossom. A lovely construct of primary aromas for a vibrant, fresh wine.


On the palate, lime leaf, lemon zest, citrus fruit dominant with a high acidity profile as you would expect from the grape varietals, medium- body, medium alcohol and clearly a youthful wine expression.


Fully fermented to dry, with a medium to medium+ finish this packs some punch. The flavour intensity is dubbed down slightly with the semillon giving body and roundied finish - if you are looking for something to drink now and not for ageing....try this for size.


Grape Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon


Vineyard: Somewhat pioneers in the WA area with the vineyard created in 1970, today owned by Louis Vuitton and Moet Hennessy.


Food Pairing: Fresh clams, or seafood more generally. Asian salads.


Avg Price: £14.75 per bottle.


TDWG Overall Rating: 90/100


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