This Rivesaltes expresses cocoa and dry fruits notes on the nose. This is a very elegant wine, with a complex mouth and smooth tannins.
Wine Advocate 95 points - The white grape-based Cazes 1949 Rivesaltes displays spiciness, verve, and remarkable sheer juiciness at the same time as a complex array of dark and decadent elements. Peat, tobacco, black tea, and decadent forest floor confront spiced oranges, mouthwatering salinity, and an almost crystalline sense of shimmering mineral elements such as I would rarely associate with fortified wines. There isn’t one bit of superfluous sweetness in the penetratingly and dynamically persistent finish of this incandescent beauty. What’s more, as the glass stood open, this elixir’s performance become even more impressive.
This exceptional wine is dedicated to Aime Cazes, father of Andre and Bernard, who revealed to them the familys greatest secret: the art of crafting natural sweet wines…
Selected as one of the best 100 wines in the world and “Coup de coeur” for each vintage on the Guide Hachette, Aime Cazes is an outstanding wine, full and smooth, subtle, complex, elegant, extraordinary, aged in old oak vats for 30 years.