2018 Chateau Soutard-Cadet (750ml) »FUTURES«

Merlot from Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

2018 Chateau Soutard-Cadet

Emerging from the talents of Marie Lefévère (of Château Sansonnet and Château Moulin du Cadet), the 2018 Château Soutard-Cadet clocks in at 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc brought up in new barrels. Its dense purple color is followed by a powerful, concentrated Saint-Emilion with stunning cassis and black raspberry fruits, notes of spice, candied violets, camphor, and chocolate, full-bodied richness, beautiful elegance married to serious power, and a blockbuster of a finish. This is another thrill-a-minute Saint-Emilion that readers should snatch up. It's going to benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age and should drink well for a solid two decades.

96+ points, Jeb Dunnuck (Mar 2021)

From the vineyard that surrounds one of the grandest chateaux in Saint-Emilion, this wine brings richness, complexity and density. A blend that unusually includes Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, it is a structured, firm wine that emphasizes tannins as much as the black-currant fruits. It will be ready from 2026.

94 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (May 2021)

Blackberry and bark with some sandalwood and mushroom on the nose. It’s full-bodied with juicy fruit and tight, creamy tannins. Linear and racy. Gorgeous finish. Rather reserved now, but good, serious promise. Try after 2024.

94 points, James Suckling (Mar 2021)

Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%

This is a Futures item. 2018 futures will begin arriving in 2021. 60+ bottles available.

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