Cuvée des Cadettes 2017
The Cuvée des Cadettes is an entire story!
Indeed, it was the first plot replanted after the phylloxera aphid ravaged millions of hectares of vines. We owe this first plantation to Joseph Ducos, the estate’s owner, in the nineteenth century. Since then, the Cuvée des Cadettes has been made with the best grenache, syrah, and mourvèdre grapes expressing this unique terroir – elegant, intense, sophisticated, and well-balanced. To be enjoyed with wild game, aged meats, and other dishes as rare and complex as this wine.
This deep bright-rimmed red has an explosive perfumed bouquet that evoks ripe fruits, exotic spices and some incense. The mouth is very rich, intense and broad. It offers some sweet cassis and boysenberries flavors. Very juicy and vibrant, this wine has a superb balance that can last for 30 years.
- Wine Spectator : 95/100
- Wine Enthusiast : 96/100
- Vinous : 95/100
- James Suckling : 96/100