Château La Nerthe, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée des Cadettes 2010
Die Cuvée des Cadettes, die nicht in jedem Jahrgang aufgelegt wird, ist immer einer der großen, lagerfähigen und Lagerzeit bedürfenden Weine aus Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
Genussindex 20/20 Punkten Dieser Wein enthält Sulfite .
The Wine Advocate
"Not unexpectedly, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee des Cadettes (a blend of 39% Mourvedre, 35% Syrah and the rest Grenache, aged in small barrels) is a long-term proposition for Rhone wine enthusiasts. Dense bluish/purple to the rim, with notes of blueberry, black raspberry liqueur, kirsch, spice box, vanillin, graphite and licorice, the wine is extraordinarily complex, deep, full-bodied and juicy, with a sweet, luxurious mid-palate and long finish with moderately high tannin. Give this wine a good 5-6 years of cellaring, as it should age for 30-35 years. Christian Voeux, the general administrator at La Nerthe, told me that of all the wines made at the estate since 1998, this has the highest dry extract and polyphenols ever measured, even richer than their 2001 Cuvee des Cadettes.
Readers should realize that neither the luxury cuvee, the white Chateauneuf du Pape, La Nerthe Clos de Beauvenir, not the sensational top red cuvee called Cuvee des Cadettes were produced in 2011. The seriousness of La Nerthe is evidenced by the introduction of a second wine in order to preserve the integrity and exquisite quality of their top cuvees. Their new red, the Chateauneuf du Pape Les Granieres, is primarily a blend of nearly 50% Grenache and almost equal portions of Mourvedre and Syrah, with a touch of Cinsault, aged largely in old wood foudres, but with some of the Syrah and Mourvedre components in small barrels."
Robert Parker 96 Punkte (Okt. 2012)
ErzeugerChâteau La Nerthe
4213 Route de Sorgues
FR - 84230 Chateauneuf-du-Pape