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Mouton Cadet Heritage Vintage Edition 2016

Mouton Cadet Heritage Vintage Edition 2016
Mouton Cadet Heritage Vintage Edition 2016

Bordeaux A.C., France

Community Score: 4.5/5
Community Reviews: 9
Price: $25.95
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Alcohol: 13%

Drink: 2019-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Mouton Cadet

Somm4All WSET 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Balance is a key structural element in defining a “good” wine and applies not only to the winemaking decisions/techniques implemented, but also to the geography of where grapes are gown. Striving to bring consumers quality wine at everyday affordability, Mouton Cadet’s use of 2 distinct appellations for their 2016 vintage helps drive this aspect home. With 81% Merlot this is a fruit forward red that remains even keeled thanks to some power from 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and refinement from 7% Cabernet Franc. 18 months ageing helps bring forth aromas of baking spice, black raspberry, blackberry and a whiff of vanilla. On the palate we taste that same dark fruit however cassis shines as well, followed by some cedar, mocha/espresso, and a stronger vanilla note. Smooth tannins make this an ideal pairing for roasted lamb shanks.


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