To the Beach for a Break

We'd both been looking forward to trying the 2007 Zinfandel (4/5 $49). It turned out to be a muscular style with substantial layers of mixed notes on the nose, the sort of thing that demands attention and isn't for the faint-hearted. Interesting to sample, but....

Finally, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon (4/5 $84) with a long finish and structured tannins rounded things off nicely and had me wandering outside convinced that I wasn't in the market to sample anything else for the day. 

On reflection, Cape Mentelle was a repeat of what happened at Vasse Felix the day before, a place where I desperately wanted to be amazed and impressed but ended up underwhelmed. 

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If we're back in the area, I'll be revisiting both. But I'll be doing so at the start, rather than towards the end, of the day. 

It was still daylight, so we ventured out to the beach at the mouth of the Margaret River, where Madam snapped away. 

While she did, I sat back to take in the views, impressed by the lack of visible human structures. 

Most of the coast between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin is National Park

© Ian L Hughes 2021