This red is densely fruity, loaded with lively, fresh red and black fruit flavors, with a spicy, cedar component (from the high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon) that is most appealing.
"The 2012 Caduce (70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the balance Malbec and Cabernet Franc) is a major over-achiever. Delicious, ripe black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, spice and earth jump from the glass of this dense ruby/purple wine. Medium-bodied, fleshy and plump, this is a hedonistic tour de force that should drink nicely for another 3-4 years...These wines from proprietor Francois Dubernard have been some of my favorite value picks over many, many vintages." 88 Points - Robert Parker
On average, the vines are 37 years of age. The vineyard is planted to a vine density that ranges from 4,500 vines up to 5,500 vines per hectare. The vinification of Domaine du Bouscat Cauduce takes place in unlined cement vats. This follows a 3-day cold soak. The wine is then aged on its lees for four months in vat before it’s transferred to a unique combination of new and used French oak barrels for 12 months to finish its aging.