2020 Soutard Cadet Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

The 2020 Château Soutard-Cadet comes from slightly more clay soils as well as older vines. The blend is 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot raised in 70% new barrels. A gorgeous wine, its deep purple...
JL 95

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

Rich, unctuous, full-bodied and intense, the wine wants to coat your palate with its layers of sweet, supple, polished, dark red fruits, chocolate and licorice. There is intensity, freshness, length and hedonism in every...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2021

(93-95+ points) The 2020 Soutard-Cadet is a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and (for the first time) 5% Petit Verdot. It is aging for approximately 16 months in French oak barrels, 70% new. The alcohol is 15%...
VN 95

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Soutard-Cadet is packed with super-ripe dark fruit, espresso, chocolate and sweet oak. This full-throttle, dense Saint-Émilion is not at all subtle, but it sure is gorgeous. This needs a few years to soften, as...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, January 2023

This is dark-fruited with notes of spice, dark chocolate, mocha, cedar and wet earth. It’s medium- to full-bodied with chocolaty texture and firm yet polished tannins. Structured and refined. Attractive and velvety with a...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Soutard Cadet is a remarkable Bordeaux Blend from the esteemed region of Saint Emilion in Bordeaux, France. With its deep and enticing red color, this wine is a true standout. It exudes elegance and sophistication, captivating the senses even before the first sip.

On the nose, this wine reveals a complex bouquet of dark fruits, highlighted by blackberry preserves, blueberry pie, and prunes. These aromas are complemented by enticing notes of spice, dark chocolate, mocha, cedar, and wet earth. It is a sensory journey that promises a world of delights.

The palate is medium- to full-bodied, offering a velvety texture and firm yet polished tannins. The chocolaty undertones create a luscious and indulgent mouthfeel that is truly captivating. The wine is structured and refined, showcasing a perfect balance between acidity, tannins, and fruit. It leaves a lasting impression with its attractive and creamy finish.

Renowned wine critics have recognized the excellence of the 2020 Soutard Cadet. James Suckling awarded it an impressive 94 points, praising its chocolaty texture and refined structure. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it an outstanding 95 points, describing it as rich, concentrated, and full-bodied, with juicy black fruits and exotic spices. Other critics, such as Jeff Leve, Jeb Dunnuck, and Vinous, also bestowed high scores upon this exceptional wine.

With aging potential, it is recommended to cellar the 2020 Soutard Cadet until at least 2026 to fully appreciate its potential. However, for those who cannot resist temptation, it can certainly be enjoyed now with great pleasure. Pair it with hearty dishes such as roasted lamb, grilled ribeye steak, or aged cheeses for an unforgettable dining experience.

In conclusion, the 2020 Soutard Cadet is a wine of exceptional quality and complexity. It showcases the best of Saint Emilion, delivering a sensory experience that is truly memorable. Whether you are a seasoned wine connoisseur or an avid enthusiast, this wine is a must-try for its elegance, refinement, and lasting impact.