This Rivesaltes has a nose of Rancio with notes of spices. This is a complex and elegant wine, rich, suave, powerful and long in mouth, with beautiful notes of honey and orange zest.
Wine Advocate 96 points - The white grape-based Cazes 1933 Rivesaltes smells gorgeously of creme brulee infused with iris, violet and orange blossom; then comes to the palate at once creamy, texturally caressing and expansive, yet also gushing with juicy and zesty evocations of grapefruit and blood orange that took me by delighted surprise. Toasted nuts and haunting, smoke-tinged liquid floral essences help balance and compliment the sweetness in a profound, protracted, and impeccably balanced finish.
This exceptional wine is dedicated to Aime Cazes, father of Andre and Bernard, who revealed to them the familys greatest secret: the art of crafting natural sweet wines…
Selected as one of the best 100 wines in the world and “Coup de coeur” for each vintage on the Guide Hachette, Aime Cazes is an outstanding wine, full and smooth, subtle, complex, elegant, extraordinary, aged in old oak vats for 30 years.