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Date Printed: 2/24/2017
Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee des Cadettes 2005
Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee des Cadettes 2005
(search item no. 95275)
collectible wine
has large label

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 2/24/2017: $89.97

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2012 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com 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
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1998 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1998 vintage of this wine was ranked #7 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2000

A deep red with profond purple hints. Intense aromas with rich ripe fruits undertones, spices and various black colored berries soaked in alcohol. Well balanced on the palate with expressive hints of fig, cocoa and leather. The finish is long, complex and we note a great finesse of tanins.

Grenache 43 %, Syrah 36 %, Mourvèdre 21%.

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About Chateau La Nerthe:

Archives affirm Château La Nerthe’s existence as early as 1560, while suggesting an even more distant past dating to the dawn of the region’s wine culture in the 12th century making it one of Châteauneuf’s oldest estates. Located in the heart of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC region of southern France not far from Avignon, the 225 acres of Château La Nerthe vineyards are located in a single block around the Château and have been certified Organic since 1998. The terroir is very typical for the region: vineyards runs along a slope, at the top of which the vines dig their roots into soils of sandy-clay, on the surface there is a layer of the famous galettes, large, round, well-worn stones that originated in the Alps, having been carried down to the Rhône by the glaciers of previous ice ages. The further down the slope of the vineyard you travel, the more these stones dominate. All 14 of the permitted primary varietals are planted-Grenache dominates 62% of vineyards and the vines average over 40 years old. Château La Nerthe is THE expression of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.