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Chateau de Ricaud Cadillac 2012

The Experience

Drink When...
Being 80's
Listen To...
Pink Cadillac' - Natalie Cole
Think About...
Musical memories
Drink With...
Grilled red meats

The Oddbins Take

The Cadillac luxury car became so popular in America that the term 'The Cadillac of...' meant the best thing in that category. In 1980, Alain Thiénot bought a bottle of Château de Ricaud Cadillac in a posh restaurant in Paris. He must have been tempted to exclaim with a snigger 'This is the Cadillac of all red wines!', but instead he was so flabbergasted by the complex bouquet of strawberry, cherry and liqourice, he bought the estate! Thiénot went on to make this winery a Côtes de Bordeaux benchmark producer. True story. 

The Vital Statistics

Country
France
Vintage
2012
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
13.5%

In stock

£14.00

£14.00

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The Style

Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Notable Features

  • Suitable For Vegetarians

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This Château's long history dates back to the 15th century. It was destroyed by the Dukes of Eperon in 1650. Fully rebuilt,it continued its story until Alain Thiénot purchased the Château in 1980. In 2007, he went into partnership with a wine company called Dourthe. They redeveloped and transformed the property into a local legend in Loupiac, making a wine to rank among the finest of the Côtes de Bordeaux appellation.