It's a pleasure to see Cape Mentelle's Trinders return to its best form since 2004 (92pts). With the resources available to Cape Mentelle's winemaking team, there's absolutely no reason why the Trinders shouldn't consistently rate with Australia's best $25 cabernets.
Another classically regional effort from the 2007 Margaret River vintage, the Trinders opens to herbal aromas of dusted blackcurrants and black olive supported by a fine measure of toasty cedar oak. Its beautifully balanced and presented palate contains the elegance and structure associated with the region, delivering a perfectly ripened mix of medium-weighted, plush small black berry and dark cherry fruit flavour. A healthy coating of charry cedar oak extends the wine, with a fine-grained, powdery chassis of drying tannins gripping the very long finish with a pleasing firmness and lasting dryness.
ü+ At $22 (right now) this is the best, most affordable bottle of 2007 Margaret River cabernet I've had yet. It's great to drink a wine of such quality that's so cheap. Now, if we could just get a red vintage like that over here in South Australia....Drink to 2021.