Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée des Cadettes
Château La Nerthe Cuvée des Cadettes
39% Mourvedre, 35% Syrah and the rest Grenache, aged in small barrels
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône Valley, France
La 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.
This was a dark, chewy wine that had only a bit of sediment in it after nine years. We enjoyed this, courtesy of a friend who brought it over in exchange for surf-n-turf, fun company, and an appreciation for carefully pouring and decanting a very nice bottle of wine.
Learn more about Chateau La Nerthe at The Wine Cellar Insider.
See the “shelf talker” from 2013, when Wine Enthusiast rated the wine, below, along with various reviews.