Château Fleur Cardinale

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.115 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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Vineyard is planted in a clay-limestone soil in middle of plateau. Vines mainly merlot (70%), 15% cab sauvignon & 15% cab franc. A blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc & 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, very deep red with big fruit, similar to ‘12. On the palate rich flavors of layered berry fruits moving towards jammy, complex fine tannins needing more time to develop. Lingering finish with focused ending, great but needs more time. Did vertical on ‘12, ‘13 & ‘14; ‘12 was best, ‘14 most potential.

Vineyard is planted in a clay-limestone soil in middle of plateau. Vines mainly merlot (70%), 15% cab sauvignon & 15% cab franc. A blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc & 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, very deep red with big fruit, similar to ‘12. On the palate rich flavors of layered berry fruits moving towards jammy, complex fine tannins needing more time to develop. Lingering finish with focused ending, great but needs more time. Did vertical on ‘12, ‘13 & ‘14; ‘12 was best, ‘14 most potential.

Oct 8th, 2017
Aaron Means

Out of balance now. Little heat. But rich and hopefully it comes around in 10-20 years.

Out of balance now. Little heat. But rich and hopefully it comes around in 10-20 years.

May 6th, 2017
Raun Kupiec

Tobacco, cedar, anise on the nose. Deep black berries, acidity cutting through with prominent but integrated tannins leading to a long finish. Nice robust wine.

Tobacco, cedar, anise on the nose. Deep black berries, acidity cutting through with prominent but integrated tannins leading to a long finish. Nice robust wine.

Dec 5th, 2020
Nathan J. Martin

Tannic, tobacco, chocolate, dark fruits, delish

Tannic, tobacco, chocolate, dark fruits, delish

Aug 15th, 2020
Jodi Suguitan

@ j and j‘s.

@ j and j‘s.

Aug 16th, 2018
D Ret
9.0

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