97/100 | James Halliday
As a pioneer of Western Australia's Margaret River wine region, Cape Mentelle consistently produce one of Australia's leading Chardonnays. The 2016 Cape Mentelle Chardonnay is another stunning rendition; delivering a powerful, intensely flavoured and perfectly balanced Margaret River Chardonnay that will further bolster the reputation of Cape Mentelle.
Cape Mentelle Chardonnay is sourced from Cape Mentelle’s Estate vineyards in the Margaret River. Founded in 1970, Cape Mentelle is one of the original wineries of the Margaret River wine region, one of the most remote wine regions of the world. The vineyards in this corner of Western Australian wine-growing region experience the maritime influence of the Indian Ocean which helps to ensures even temperatures, providing consistently excellent vintage conditions. Cape Mentelle pioneered many of the regions renowned wine styles and today is a benchmark for the quality of the regions wines.Today Cape Mentelle has over 200 hectares of its own vines across four regional vineyards. It is owned by luxury goods giant Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (LVMH).