Chateau La Nerthe Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée des Cadettes 2010

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Dark color, with intense purple reflections. The nose is already expressive with notes of incredible youth and some aromas from the fermentation, accompanied with sweet spices and black cherry. On the palate, a fresh youthful aromatic expression joined with black fruits. A rich wine, complex, whose expression will increase with time. The scents of ageing are discrete and disappear into the power of the wine, which leads us to imagine its incredible ageing potential.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Chateau La Nerthe
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa96

Wine AdvocateNot 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.

Robert Parker, October 2012
  • we94

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.

Joe Czerwinski, December 31, 2013
  • ws93

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.

James Molesworth, February 28, 2013