Black cherries, blueberries, vanilla, oak, dried sage, dark chocolate, full-bodied Merlot-based, right bank Bordeaux. Smooth tannins and great versatility. Vintage 2016. So delish! Oui, s'il vous plaît!
#chateaufleurcardinale #merlotblend #rightbankbordeaux #stemiliongrandcru #oldworldwine — 16 hours ago
Was expecting to be barefoot after trying this wine given all the high ratings. But still wearing my socks. Very nice wine; dark fruits up front with a bit of leather. More full than mid body, but smooth tannins. Went well with the lamb.
— 4 days ago
Superb nose with tar, meat juice, black currant, an irony thing. This is inviting and strong, very inviting. The palate is wonderful! Super acid backbone with a bright black currant all along, a velvety touch on the sides that remains all along, tannins have already started to integrate. There is width, there is length, there is fruit, there is grip. The finish lasts for a long time with a nice fruit, some meat juice too and a pinch of bitterness. V
In a great place right now! — 11 days ago
🙈 tasting 2nd wine
at wset level 2 course (4th meeting)
2nd of four different Bordeaux style wines.
merlot & Cabernet franc.
minty and fruity 👃
classic Bordeaux blend characteristics.
herbs, red and black fruit 👄
well made, excitement not included. — 12 days ago
On the nose, leather, spice and dark fruit. In the mouth, dark fruit, iron, lilac, good secondary flavors. Even after a 2 hr decant, plenty of tannins. Decent acid. Medium-long length. There is a slightly disjointed element to it, but overall a fairly serious and deep wine. — 5 days ago
1 hour decant was perfect. Dark purple color. Nose of firewood burning on a cold night. Wine is dark cherry with some medicinal elements. Great depth! Medium finish. High quality producer in my mind as this is the first time I’ve had it. I really enjoyed it. Paired well with seasoned, marinated beef skewers and lamb steak. — 11 days ago
Elegant, silky , with nice long finish. Deep purple ink of dark berry with floral hint. Drinking beautifully. Not overshadowed by bog Pavie. Will hold the other bottles. Easily 15 years more left — 4 days ago