Château Paradis Casseuil

“We are not sure when this title “Vines of Paradise” was bestowed, but it is not the kind of name that one looks to change” Baron Eric de Rothschild
Château Paradis Casseuil formely belonged to Château Rieussec. When purchasing the first classified growth of Sauternes in 1984, Baron Eric de Rothschild didn’t hesitate to add this jewel of the Entre-Deux-Mers to the deal. The vineyard of Paradis Casseuil was extended in 1989 to become one of the leading properties of the region.

The vintage
2018 will no doubt be one of Bordeaux’s great vintages, despite some particularly capricious weather: an exceptionally rainy winter and spring resulted in an unprecedented threat of mildew, the like of which had not been seen in living memory; May and July then brought devastating hailstorms that destroyed up to 80% of some vineyards. Fortunately, the situation improved dramatically over the summer, which was the hottest since 2003. Conditions were ideal for the grapes to ripen: the contrast between warm, sunny days and cool nights resulted in good aromatic concentration and an excellent balance of sugar and acidity. The wines from the cool clay soils of the Entre-Deux-Mers are generous, deep in colour, with more alcohol than in 2017 but retaining their freshness.
Varietals
Merlot : 70%
Cabernet sauvignon : 30%

Tasting notes
Beautiful, deep crimson-purple colour.
Intense, complex nose, combining scents of spices and ripe fruit with subtle oaky notes.
Full, rich and balanced on the palate, this wine has a fresh, aromatic finish.