Chateauneuf de Pape Cuvee Cadettes 2009 Chateau de la Nerthe
|Brand||Chateau de la Nerthe|
|Condition||From Original Wooden Case|
The brilliant 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee des Cadettes reveals only a touch of oak in its surprisingly soft and evolved personality. A classic blend of 37% Syrah, 32% Grenache and 31% Mourvedre, it offers up copious blueberry and blackberry fruit notes intertwined with hints of graphite, ink, licorice and truffles. With super intensity, wonderful opulence and seamlessly integrated tannin, acid and alcohol, this gorgeous 2009 can be enjoyed now and over the next 15-20 years.
Winespectator / James Suckling (94)
Very showy, with lots of toasted anise, blueberry coulis, currant paste and plum pate de fruit notes. The saturated finish has ample tannins, but they're very polished and thoroughly embedded in the fruit. A hedonist's delight, though this may be burning the candle at both ends, so don't bet on long-term cellaring.