Country of Origin: France
Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Alcohol Volume / ABV: 13%
Why We Love This Wine
Created in 1930, the Mouton Cadet range is the result of a history between Bordeaux wines and Baron Philippe de Rothschild who was keen on bringing the richness of the Bordeaux region to a wider audience. The know-how of Mouton Cadet serves a single purpose: sharing the "emotion of wine drinking" with customers all over the world while simultaneously fulfilling the ambition of guaranteeing the best quality from grape to glass and preserving & respecting the Bordeaux terroir. A rich blend of Merlot with touches of Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc, this wine is replete with the flavors of blackberry fruit and layered tannins, with firm, oaky notes of vanilla & coffee bean, that allow for extended cellaring. It is very drinkable now however and this exquisite red will pair perfectly with classic French dishes like Beef Bourguignon, Coq Au Vin Jaune, Salmis of Duck, and Veal Roast with Pancetta & Mushrooms.
Winemaker / Tasting Notes
An intense garnet red with a slight crimson hue, the nose opens up with a mixture of blackberry, bilberry, & candied cherry fruit followed by delicate touches of spice and blackcurrant upon further airing. From the initial rich attack of bilberry, black currant, & cherry fruit flavours on the palate, powerful yet beautifully chiseled tannins are further revealed mid-palate leading to an attractively fresh finish nuanced by mild cinnamon & vanilla spice hints.