Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 272,350 strong:

Register Today!
Ad

Mouton Cadet Vintage Edition 2016 Wine Review

Mouton Cadet Vintage Edition 2016

Mouton Cadet Vintage Edition 2016

Bordeaux, France

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 8

  Add My Review


Price: $25.95

Drink: 2019-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Mouton Cadet

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Dark, deep and delicious, this is an incredible wine for the price. A robust Bordeaux classic blend of 81% Merlot, 12% Cabernet sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc grapes. Aromas of vanille spice, black currant and blackberry. Pair with a rare steak or grilled lamb.

This Mouton Cadet Vintage Edition 2016 was reviewed on May 25, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

  • AGLC
  • 771445

Reviews and Ratings

L.J. Palmer rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Wine is deep ruby in colour, full bodied, dry, with balanced acidity and tannin and a medium intensity nose beginning with blackberry and cherry and developing black and red currant over time. Flavours of blackberry, cherry and cedar. Medium finish of cedar and dark fruit. Wine is well rounded and a pleasure to drink.

#moutoncadet Winemaker Lunch
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Such an expressive Merlot-dominant Bordeaux blend. Loaded with red and dark fruits, spice, cedar, underbrush, and subtle graphite, making it a very complex wine that pairs beautifully with rack of lamb, rib steak, and strong aged cheese. Tasted June 2019. 90 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Christian Marcoux rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

The Mouton Cadet Edition Vintage 2016 shows pleasant complexity and balance. Crafted from 81% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc, the wine delivers flavors of dark skin plum, fig, bay leaf, new leather, vanilla and oak. Great wine. Enjoy! Tasted at Mouton Cadet, Ottawa tasting June 2019.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Lovely, full-bodied and quite flavourful. This blend is Merlot dominated (81%), with 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7% Cabernet Franc. Aromas of ripe currant and blackberry, as well as warm cinnamon, black pepper, leather and earthy hints. Full bodied, with smooth tannins, some medium+ acidity, and a lengthy finish. Enjoy with a grilled steak.
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.
Cherie Cole rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Full-bodied and nicely structured. Flavours of black plum, dates, vanilla, leather and a hint of oak present a well-balanced wine. Long, dark fruit finish with medium tannins, just enough to cut into a rare steak. Tasted June 2019.
Cora Beaulieu rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

You can serve this one slightly chilled; I think it will bring out the lively berry notes. The nose is restrained with hints of cherry, plum and fresh blackberry fruit. The wine has the right mix of red and dark fruit concentration, rounded out with leather, earthy, toasty oak, mocha, pepper and dried herbs notes. More mild in fruits than strong in tannins. The palate is nicely developed, but a little spicy, with a cheerful blackberry and black currant, finish. Well balanced. After taste could linger longer. Decent yet accessible Bordeaux.

If you liked the Mouton Cadet Vintage Edition 2016, you might also like these wines:

Recipes for Mouton Cadet Vintage Edition 2016

Ad

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO

PAIR WINE
& FOOD?

Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Reif Estate Winery Red Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon 2016,
Niagara River, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A. ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 272,350 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

FEEL LOST IN THE

LCBO?

Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times

GOT A SMARTPHONE?

Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.

GET NAT'S APP

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award