2020 Moulin du Cadet Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JS 94 JD 94 VN 94 JL 93 DC 91
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, February 2023

Notes of cassis and plum skins with licorice, cocoa and mocha. Hints of walnut, too. Medium- to full-bodied with tight yet polished tannins that last for minutes. Delicious and juicy velvet-coated dark fruit with tension...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

(94+ points) All Merlot from a tiny parcel on the upper plateau, the 2020 Château Moulin Du Cadet has a fresher, elegant, yet nicely concentrated and medium-bodied profile as well as a gorgeous perfume of red and black...
VN 94

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Moulin du Cadet marries intensity with energy, a combination that works so well. Bright red/purplish fruit, lavender, rose petal, mint and blood orange are all finely delineated. Vibrant acids and clean mineral...
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

Flowers, cherries, plums, and espresso beans make up the perfume. The wine is deep, dark, and lushly textured, with a rich, deep, concentrated, polished finish ending with chalky tannins, and layers of sweet...
DC 91

Decanter, February 2023

Punchy and upfront, with intense redcurrants, raspberries and ripe, almost jammy strawberries and red cherries. Extremely taninic at present, they fill the mouth, although are fleshy and gently chewy, and do well to give...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%

The 2020 Moulin du Cadet is a Bordeaux blend from the Saint Emilion sub-region in Bordeaux, France. This red wine, produced by Moulin du Cadet, has an alcohol content of 14.5% and showcases the depth and character typical of wines from this prestigious area.

The wine has garnered impressive reviews from several well-regarded critics. Antonio Galloni of Vinous rates it at 94 points, praising its "intensity with energy," and describing it as having "bright red/purplish fruit, lavender, rose petal, mint, and blood orange" with "vibrant acids and clean mineral notes." Galloni concludes that the wine is "very nicely done" and "terrific."

Decanter gives the wine a score of 91, highlighting its "punchy and upfront" nature with "intense redcurrants, raspberries, and ripe, almost jammy strawberries and red cherries." The review notes the wine's "extremely tannic" profile, which "fills the mouth" but remains "fleshy and gently chewy." Decanter appreciates the balance and harmony, noting that it delivers "a glass of easy, approachable wine with markers of the intense vintage."

James Suckling also awards the wine 94 points, identifying notes of "cassis and plum skins with licorice, cocoa, and mocha" along with hints of walnut. He describes the wine as "medium- to full-bodied with tight yet polished tannins that last for minutes" and praises its "delicious and juicy velvet-coated dark fruit with tension and length."

Jeb Dunnuck scores the wine at 94+ points, noting that it is made entirely from Merlot from a small parcel on the upper plateau. He commends its "fresher, elegant, yet nicely concentrated and medium-bodied profile," and its "gorgeous perfume of red and black raspberries, tobacco, peppery herbs, and truffle." Dunnuck emphasizes the wine's "perfectly balanced" nature and "terrific purity," suggesting it needs "2-4 years of bottle age" and will "evolve for 15+ years."

Jeff Leve from TheWineCellarInsider.com gives the wine a 93, describing its perfume as consisting of "flowers, cherries, plums, and espresso beans." He notes the wine's "deep, dark, and lushly textured" nature, with a "rich, deep, concentrated, polished finish ending with chalky tannins" and "layers of sweet, chocolate-enriched plums, with toasty oak."

In summary, the 2020 Moulin du Cadet is a well-received Bordeaux blend, appreciated for its intensity, balance, and vibrant character. With high scores from multiple reviewers, it promises a rewarding experience for those who enjoy nuanced and well-structured red wines.