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Château Cadet-Bon

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Nature of soil : limestone with asteria, clay-limestone coast
Positioning : 6 of the 7 hectares located on the southern slope of Cadet Hill at the gates of the city
Grape Varietals : 80 % Merlot, 20 % Cabernet Franc
Densité de plantation : 6 666 pieds/ hectares
Average vine age : 40 years
Yield : 35 hl/ha
Goals of the vineyard : Disbudding, shedding, leaf removal, green harvesting, biodynamic preparation
Soil cultivation : Cereal seed, mechanical tillage
Pruning : Single and double guyot
Harvest : Manual, 3 sorting tables, no crushing
Vinification : Small capacity thermoregulated tanks, punch downs, soft and low extraction for silky tannins
Barrel aging : Medium heat - 1/3 new and 2/3 of one to two wines, 12 to 18 months


“Nose of truffle and earth, complex and nuanced, preceding a mouth of great caliber, subtle and profound. A lot of softness and delicacy.” 17.10 –

1 Star – Guide Hachette 2014
92/100 Guide Gilbert Gaillard 2014
Silver Medal – Miami Challenge 2012
Silver Medal – Best French Wines for Asia 2013
16 – 17/20 – In Vino Veritas – December 2013
16.50 – Terres de Vin October 2013
16.50/20 – Bettane + Desseauve Wine Guide 2013


“The make-up of varietals is classic (80% Merlot, balanced with Cabernet Franc planted in limestone and asteria soil); the art of vinification gave birth to an extraordinary wine. This vintage has a rare elegance; the color profound, Bordeaux red with mahogany reflections; the bouquet is enchanting, an expression of magnificent grapes grown traditionally and perfectly restrained (one year in one-third new barrels); a powerful warm, rich, fleshy mouth supported by rich yet velvety tannins. It is the image of a wine with great aging potential that can nevertheless be enjoyed young.” Hachette des Vins Wine Guide – 2015

Silver Medal – Brussels World Competition 2014
Gold Medal – Best French Wine Contest in Asia 2016
Silver Medal – Best French Wines for Asia 2014
15.5 – Hors Série RVF sur Bordeaux – 2015
92 – James Suckling
89/100 – Gilbert and Gaillard 2015
15 – 17/20 – In Vino Veritas – December 2013


“An expressive nose that is full of personality, leather, spices, reseda, blueberry, strawberry, warm and ample mouth with a tannic and rather firm thread, followed by a nice balance with its freshness. Energetic.” Guide Hubert – 2016

Gold Medal – Brussels World Competition 2015
90 – James Suckling
90/100 – Gilbert and Gaillard 2015
Bronze Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards – 2015
Selected by Terres de Vin Magazine – Christmas 2015


“A beautiful signature aroma of limestone fresher than cherries. A gentle attack, straightforward, drinkable on the palate with delicate fruits. A success.” RVF – May 2014

Silver Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards – 2016
Silver Medal –Lyon International Competition – 2016
Silver Medal – Best French Wine Awards in Germany – 2017
91 – James Suckling
90 – Gilbert and Gaillard – 2016


“A wine with a fresh and profound nose. Traditional cherry that is signature of limestone soil, blended with notes of white flowers. The powerful and savory attack introduces powdery tannins nicely defined. A chiseled mouth remarkably balanced where the gourmet fruits blend with the energy brought by the cabernet. At times intense and complex, the 2014 Cadet-Bon is a wine of balance between charming aromas and a tender, long finish.” Antoine Mariau, Winemaker

Gold Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards – 2017
15.5 – RVF Competition September 2016
92 – Gilbert and Gaillard 2018
92 – James Suckling
90 – Yves Beck


“This vintage presents a deep garnet color of great intensity, and a brilliant and captivating nose of wild black fruits and plums, along with subltle violet aromas. The wine presents a harmonious mouth, built on elegance with very velvety tannins. The limestone plateau, on which our very old vineyard is situated, is expressed in this great vintage to provide a refreshing minerality in the finish, and gives us a wine with great potential.” Antoine Mariau, Winemaker

92 – Bettane + Desseauve Wine Guide
91/92 – James Suckling
15.50 – Terre de Vins Magazine
90 – Decanter
88/91 – Wine Spectator


“With a deep and intense color, Cadet-Bon 2016 delights us with its complexity and freshness. At times, it blends wild black fruits with bold cherries and highlights a floral focus. With its composition of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, the mouth seduces with its elegance and dense tannins. This vintage definitely qualifies as a wine with great aging potential.” Antoine Mariau, Winemaker

16.50 – Le Figaro Vin Wine Guide
90/91 – James Suckling
92 – Vinifera
16.5 – Bernard Burtschy
16.75//93 – Jean-Marc Quarin