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Cazes Rivesaltes 1948

Other Fortified Wine from Banyuls/Rivesaltes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
WA 95
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Item # 339654

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$219.95

750ml
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95 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "Made in a Tuilé style, with a portion of dark-skinned Grenache, the 1948 Rivesaltes delivers smoky, grilled-nut aromas, terrific intensity and complexity in its flavors of dried cherries, maple syrup and walnuts, plus hints of orange zest and dried spices. It's medium-bodied, with great freshness and length on the finish. Drink: 2019-2030. (Apr 2019)"

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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95 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "Made in a Tuilé style, with a portion of dark-skinned Grenache, the 1948 Rivesaltes delivers smoky, grilled-nut aromas, terrific intensity and complexity in its flavors of dried cherries, maple syrup and walnuts, plus hints of orange zest and dried spices. It's medium-bodied, with great freshness and length on the finish. Drink: 2019-2030. (Apr 2019)"

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 339654
Producer Cazes
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
SubRegion Banyuls/Rivesaltes
Varietal Other White Blends
Vintage 1948
Size 750ml
Color Other
Blend Grenache Blanc, Grenache
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