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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee des Cadettes 1999
Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee des Cadettes 1999
(search item no. 56697)
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $74.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

La Nerthe's legendary Cuvee des Cadettes is made exclusively from very low-yielding, 100-year-old vines from a delimited parcel, "Les Cadettes." A wine of extraordinary richness and depth, "Cuvée des Cadettes" embodies the unique attributes which established the legendary stature of the estate. A blend of 60 percent Grenache, 30 percent Mourvèdre and ten percent Syrah, the highly concentrated flavors of this wine lend themselves particularly well to long cellar aging.

"A seductive wine that's rich and ripe, thick and delightful, filling the palate with sweet fruit that cascades in a symphony of subtle violet, plum and blackberry--all presented in a creamlike texture that sets off a song and dance of pleasure on the palate. Amazing."
-Wine Spectator

"The luxury cuvee of 1999 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee des Cadettes (a 1,000-case blend of 39% Grenache, 36% Syrah, and 25% Mourvedre, aged in small barrels, of which 50% are new) is a top-class wine offering an attractive, moderately intense nose of spice box, blackberries, vanilla, and minerals. Medium to full-bodied and layered, with superb ripeness and purity, a sweet attack, and moderate tannin in the finish, it is accessible, but will be even better in 2-3 years. It will keep for 15-18 years."
-The Wine Advocate

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About Chateau La Nerthe:

Chateau La Nerthe was born in the 12th century around the time vines were first planted in the stone-strewn soil of Chateauneuf-du-Pape ("the Pope's new castle"), the place the pontiffs chose for their summer residence when the papal court relocated to Avignon. Chateau La Nerthe has always been graced by the attentive care of its successive owners, and they have all contributed to the reputation for excellence that La Nerthe has acquired and maintained.