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Château Cadillac Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Bordeaux Contrôlée 2005

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Smokey, brushfire, vegetal red pepper and dried ancho chili, a bit of tarry oak, some black fruit, black shoe polish, a bit charry and leathery yet this has decent complexity. Plenty of acid up front here with tannis that veer to the woody side, this is a touch drying with some wild berry fruit tones built around an earthy, typically Bordelaise frame. It's got decent depth and actually has a solid finish with good length and incipient complexity. Not a show stopper but a good value at this price point exhibiting a touch of elegance. I am really quite impressed with the finish with its lovely currant finale. 85pts

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Chateau Cadillac:
Château Cadillac is a 13th century estate near Fronsac in Bordeaux, France. The wines produced here are affordable, everyday table wines in regional blends. The signature red is a Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon and the white is Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon. Cadillac also produces a “modern” range of wines that are more fruit-forward expressions of the same grapes, as well as a rosé.

Editorial Reviews for Château Cadillac Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Bordeaux Contrôlée

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.00 5
06/19/2009

Smokey, brushfire, vegetal red pepper and dried ancho chili, a bit of tarry oak, some black fruit, black shoe polish, a bit charry and leathery yet this has decent complexity. Plenty of acid up front here with tannis that veer to the woody side, this is a touch drying with some wild berry fruit tones built around an earthy, typically Bordelaise frame. It's got decent depth and actually has a solid finish with good length and incipient complexity. Not a show stopper but a good value at this price point exhibiting a touch of elegance. I am really quite impressed with the finish with its lovely currant finale. 85pts


Member Reviews for Château Cadillac Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Bordeaux Contrôlée

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2.00 5
12/18/2009

Red fruits and petroleum on the nose. The fruit is very dark and sits right before the tannic finish.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
2.50 5
06/19/2009

Diesel nose with leather and cherry aromas. Slightly vegetal and green, with a subtle straw flavor. Cherries and licorice dominate, and the finish is anise and even chocolate. Overall its quite extracted, yet seems lean.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
06/29/2010

Lots of oak, cedar and wood on the nose. Dry with dusty tannins, still young and not ready. Fruits are of black cherry, blackberry and figs. Finishes on tannins and cocoa.


Snooth User: troyconquer
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2.50 5
06/19/2009

No fruits on this red for me. Chemicals dominate the nose. Tar to be specific. Acidic and tar on the tale. Not bad.

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Snooth User: alisaglem
191845109
1.00 5
06/19/2009

Very chemical, strong diesel aftertaste. Not my choice of red.


Snooth User: envinoverdad
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5.00 5
05/11/2012

Five glasses


External Reviews for Château Cadillac Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Bordeaux Contrôlée

External Review
05/22/2011

2003 was an atypically hot year across Europe. This resulted in some less renowned wine areas being able to make some atypically great wine at a great price. I've found some great values from Bordeaux Superior, such as the Chateau Cadillac, with its aromatic intensity, delicious (yet restrained) fruit, and perfect balance. At 80% Merlot, you can compare it to a $20 Right Bank Bordeaux from a "normal" vintage.


External Review
05/22/2011

This top cuvée from Château Cadillac has great fresh black currant fruits, dark plum skins and sweet tannins. It is also very obviously aged in wood, and this element needs to calm down. Wait another year, or decant now.


External Review
05/22/2011

The owner of LEDA (L'Expression de L'Authentique), Jean-Jacques Lesgourgues, has spared no expense in establishing a state of the art winery, with individual temperature, controlled stainless steel tanks for fermentation. His wine is a beautiful expression of Merlot-dominated Bordeaux, smooth and elegant, delivering a taste experience equivalent to wine three times the price.


External Review
05/22/2011

Located in the Fronsac vicinity, the Lesgourgues family has been fashioning delicious wines that are drinkable upon release. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, it's the former variety that, not surprisingly, dictates this wine's softness and drinkability. No hard edges, and no reason not to make this your house red wine.


External Review
03/05/2009

A delicious red Bordeaux full of cassis and black cherry fruit. With its solid tannins, this wine has enough backbone to stand up to the richest of beef dishes.




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