Château Paradis Casseuil

Bordeaux

The wines of Château Paradis Casseuil are characterized by their freshness, intense fruity and slightly woody aromas. They can be consumed within 2 to 3 years after harvest.

The average production of Château Paradis Casseuil is 8,000 cases per year. The choice of a limited yield aims to guarantee high quality wines, respectful of the DBR (Lafite) style.

Château Paradis Casseuil Bordeaux
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Vintages

  • Vintage 2017

    • Merlot 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%

    Vintage 2017 was marqued by late frost on 27th and 28th April whichcaused severe damages in Bordeaux vineyards as well as other parts of France and in Europe. The crop was historically low, the lowest volume since 1991 therefore characterised by considerable heterogeneity in quality in the properties affected. Nevertheless, quality was there for those who were not affected which was the case luckily for Paradis Casseuil.

    TASTING NOTE (AT BOTTLING)

    Deep purple colour. The nose is flattering dominated by soft spicy notes, grilled almonds and discreet toasted scents. In mouth it is well-balanced, round, medium structure with soft tannins. Peppery aromas at the end.

  • Vintage 2016

    • Merlot 70%, Cabernet sauvignon 30%

    2016 has been a remarkable vintage in the Bordeaux region, reminiscent of the legendary 1990 in terms of both quantity and quality! It was, however, a difficult year for winegrowers, with a very wet start to the growth cycle (800 mm of rain over the first six months of the year), a very dry period from 1 July to 13 September, and finally localized thunderstorms and a beautiful Indian summer that enabled the grapes to reach optimal ripeness. The wines are rich, smooth and fruity, with tannins of a rarely obtained maturity and very deep colours. The harvest took place from 23 September to 18 October

    TASTING NOTES (AT BOTTLING)

    Colour: Deep crimson-purple.
    Nose: Subtle, elegant, mingling aromas of dark berries with spicy notes. Palate: Generous, well-structured,
    with powerful but well-integrated tannins, good acidity and pleasant toasted notes on the finish.

  • Vintage 2015

    • Merlot 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%

    2015 was characterized by a rather late bud break, and rapid, uniform flowering in very favourable conditions (low rainfall and above-average temperatures). July was very hot (with temperatures approaching heatwave levels between 30 June and 6 July) and dry (20 mm of rain, as in 2010). However, August was very rainy (90 mm on average) compared to the last fifteen years, and the onset of ripening (late July/early August) was fast and uniform. The difference in rainfall between August and September affected the vines in various ways, but did not harm the superb overall quality of the 2015 vintage in Bordeaux.

    TASTING NOTE (AT BOTTLING)

    Colour: Deep crimson-purple with shades of black.
    Nose: Refined and aromatic, dominated by pleasantly woody notes (cocoa, toasted aromas).
    Scents of liquorice develop on swirling.
    Palate: Full-bodied and well-structured, with silky tannins and a long spicy finish.

  • Vintage 2014

    • Merlot 65%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%

    The summer of 2014 was rather gloomy, characterized by a lack of sunshine and low temperatures, but then beautiful weather arrived in the entire region in early September and remained for several weeks (until the end of October), saving the vintage. The Indian summer gave the vines optimal ripening conditions, and the grapes reached a balance between sugar, acidity and phenols worthy of a great vintage.

    TASTING NOTES (AT BOTTLING)

    Colour: Deep purple.
    Nose: Subtle and elegant, combining notes of cedar and graphite with grilled and toasted aromas.
    Palate: Powerful and well-structured, with good volume and a long spicy finish.

  • Vintage 2013

    • 70% Merlot
    • 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

    The 2013 vintage in Bordeaux was characterized by difficult weather conditions. A wet spring resulted in flower abortion and uneven grape size. Hail storms caused losses in the Entre-Deux-Mers region, and there were alternating spells of rain and fine weather until the harvests. The challenge to produce a good quality harvest put our technicians’ vigilance to the test this year, and yields proved to be very low, the lowest since the frost in 1991!

    TASTING NOTES (AT BOTTLING)

    Colour: Beautiful, very deep crimson colour.
    Nose: Elegant and expressive, blending aromas of blackcurrant and Morello cherries with well-integrated, delicate woody (vanilla) notes.
    Palate: This is a powerful, well-structured wine, with a pleasant sweetness on the attack, evolving with firm tannins and a long spicy finish.

  • Vintage 2012

    • 70% Merlot
    • 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

    2012 was a vintage that required a great deal of vigilance from winegrowers. After a harsh winter, the cool spring delayed flowering. Fertilisation was hampered by the rain in early June, resulting in flower abortion and uneven grape size, and therefore lower yields. The wet weather and lack of sunshine continued until midJuly and then fortunately August and early September were hot and dry, with a substantial variation between day and night-time temperatures, enabling the ripening process to catch up and the grapes to be harvested in good conditions

    TASTING NOTES (AT BOTTLING)

    Colour: Beautiful, very deep crimson colour.
    Nose: Elegant and expressive, blending aromas of blackcurrant and Morello cherries with well-integrated, delicate woody (vanilla) notes.
    Palate: This is a powerful, well-structured wine, with a pleasant sweetness on the attack, evolving with firm tannins and a long spicy finish.

  • Vintage 2011

    • 65% Merlot
    • 35% Cabernet Sauvignon

    Seasonal changes in the weather were much earlier compared to the averages for the last 60 years. From January to April there was relatively little rain. From May to July, the morning dew combined with low humidity and high temperatures required enormous vigilance from our technicians in order to keep the vines in good health. August and September benefited from some rain, enabling the grapes to ripen very satisfactorily until the harvests.

    TASTING NOTES (AT BOTTLING)

    Colour: deep purple.
    Nose: powerful and aromatic, with aromas of dark berries (blackberries, blueberries), spices and candied
    liquorice.
    Palate: generous, full-bodied, with silky, well-integrated tannins, and a lovely fruity, liquorice finish.

  • Vintage 2010

    • 75% Merlot
    • 25% Cabernet Sauvignon

    There was a complex start to the vine-growing season, with fairly high rainfall, that was difficult to manage up until mid-June. July, August and September were then very dry (with an average of 20 mm of rain) with excellent daytime temperatures and cool nights, which is ideal for a slow but complete ripening of the grapes.

    TASTING NOTES (AT BOTTLING):

    Colour: Medium intensity ruby red.
    Nose: Intense, complex, with a combination of spicy notes and aromas of tobacco and undergrowth.
    Palate: Supple, generous and well balanced in the mouth with a pleasant peppery finish.