Cape Mentelle 'Trinders' Claret
This Bordeaux style claret out of The Margaret River region of Western Australia seeks to capture the depth and structure of cabernet sauvignon with the dark fruit and plush flavours of merlot; adding a small amount of cabernet franc to complement the blend for a well-rounded, rich style with exquisite balance. The aromatics are dark and brooding: intense blackberry fruit, black currant and rose petal are met with forest bramble, tobacco and hints of smoked charcuterie. Finer nuances of raspberry cane, wild plum and dark chocolate meld with dried herbal notes and hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. And to compliment these aromas, the palate bursts with fresh forest berry fruits of blueberry, blackberry and cassis giving a full and fleshy mouthfeel. This well balanced and seamless wine displays wonderful savoury notes of cedar and cinnamon fanning out to a supple and silky texture, making it the perfect accompaniment for lamb shank slow cooked with morel mushrooms, a kangaroo fillet with grilled corn and potato au gratin, or a simple roasted vegetable tomato pasta sauce with freshly rolled gnocchi garnished with parsley and Calabrian chilli.