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Cazes Rivesaltes 1943

Other Fortified Wine from Banyuls/Rivesaltes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
JG 96
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Item # 339650

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$245.00

750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Dec 2021) 2 Available
96 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 1943 Hors d’Age from Domaine Cazes is a very deep amber color, but not as dark as the 1945. The wine is absolutely stunning on both the nose and palate and clearly one of the great old vintages for this estate. The magical bouquet is a seamless and vibrant mix of honey, cloves and similar spice tones, honeyed cherries, smoke, orange zest, a lovely base of soil and again, like the 1960, plenty of savory elements reminiscent of things like celery seed. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and stunningly complex, with great elegance and transparency down to the soil, outstanding focus and balance and lovely bounce on the very, very long and tangy finish. This bears quite a bit of resemblance to the lovely 1960, but is a shade deeper at the core and perhaps just a touch more caramelized in style. What a brilliant wine! 2013-2060. (May/Jun 2013)"

Domaine Cazes, founded in 1895, is one of the oldest and most famous producers of Rivesaltes wines from the eponymously named Rivesaltes AOC in Roussillon. Rivesaltes, officially a "vin doux naturel," is in fact a fortified dessert wine that can be made from any combination of Grenache Blanc, Noir, and Gris, Macabéo, and to a much lesser extent Torbato (here called Malvoisie du Roussillon), as well as Muscat. Rivesaltes may taste of raisins, coffee, chocolate, fruits, or nuts and the most concentrated can, like Banyuls, be some of the few wines that happily partner with chocolate. John Gilman writes that "Domaine Cazes is one of the greatest producers of sweet wines that I have ever had the pleasure to come across...these are utterly distinct and unique wines of brilliant complexity and character, and though they may not be as well known in the wine world at large as their superb quality deserves, they are truly some of the wine world's greatest treasures."

This selection comes directly from the domaine in June 2021.
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96 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 1943 Hors d’Age from Domaine Cazes is a very deep amber color, but not as dark as the 1945. The wine is absolutely stunning on both the nose and palate and clearly one of the great old vintages for this estate. The magical bouquet is a seamless and vibrant mix of honey, cloves and similar spice tones, honeyed cherries, smoke, orange zest, a lovely base of soil and again, like the 1960, plenty of savory elements reminiscent of things like celery seed. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and stunningly complex, with great elegance and transparency down to the soil, outstanding focus and balance and lovely bounce on the very, very long and tangy finish. This bears quite a bit of resemblance to the lovely 1960, but is a shade deeper at the core and perhaps just a touch more caramelized in style. What a brilliant wine! 2013-2060. (May/Jun 2013)"

Domaine Cazes, founded in 1895, is one of the oldest and most famous producers of Rivesaltes wines from the eponymously named Rivesaltes AOC in Roussillon. Rivesaltes, officially a "vin doux naturel," is in fact a fortified dessert wine that can be made from any combination of Grenache Blanc, Noir, and Gris, Macabéo, and to a much lesser extent Torbato (here called Malvoisie du Roussillon), as well as Muscat. Rivesaltes may taste of raisins, coffee, chocolate, fruits, or nuts and the most concentrated can, like Banyuls, be some of the few wines that happily partner with chocolate. John Gilman writes that "Domaine Cazes is one of the greatest producers of sweet wines that I have ever had the pleasure to come across...these are utterly distinct and unique wines of brilliant complexity and character, and though they may not be as well known in the wine world at large as their superb quality deserves, they are truly some of the wine world's greatest treasures."

This selection comes directly from the domaine in June 2021.
Product SKU 339650
Producer Cazes
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
SubRegion Banyuls/Rivesaltes
Varietal Other White Blends
Vintage 1943
Size 750ml
Color Other
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