Chateau La Nerthe Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée des Cadettes 2010
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Wine EnthusiastLa Nerthe's Cuvée des Cadettes shows a bit of oak on the nose in its hints of vanilla and toasted coconut, but also copious amounts of raspberry fruit. It's full bodied and lush, with the fruit gently cosseted by oak, not at all overwhelmed, and the finish is long and plushly textured. While approachable even now, it should be at its best sometime after 2020.
Wine SpectatorA lush, modern, fruit-driven style, with ambitious toasty fig, blackberry and plum notes that are nicely layered with black tea, melted licorice snap and mocha. There's also a flash of pastis at the very end. On the exotic side, but well-rendered. Drink now through 2024. 200 cases imported.