Château Fleur Cardinale

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.215 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Ken Z
9.4

Nose of black fruit, sweet pipe tobacco, and purple flowers. Sweet black fruit, tobacco, and medium, well integrated tannins on the palate. Long finish. An earlier drinking style, but could also age for many years.
Decanted 3 hours.

4/22/9/5/4+50=94 pts

Nose of black fruit, sweet pipe tobacco, and purple flowers. Sweet black fruit, tobacco, and medium, well integrated tannins on the palate. Long finish. An earlier drinking style, but could also age for many years.
Decanted 3 hours.

4/22/9/5/4+50=94 pts

Oct 10th, 2019
Marc vanholst

Marc had this 3 years ago

Marc had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 11th, 2018
Matt Shirley

Wonderfully delicious, but not as forward as anticipated. Fruity, not woody, but very mature fruits. Definitely wood buy again and worth the price!

Wonderfully delicious, but not as forward as anticipated. Fruity, not woody, but very mature fruits. Definitely wood buy again and worth the price!

Dec 30th, 2021
Scott Rose

2016 vintage. World-class nose of panini sando bread/grilled pain au levain, lavender, molasses, bruised plum and wine-country kitchen. Dark as a moonless night. Medium-heavy/heavy body with a brooding, hide-and-seek, mid-palate presence. Slightly spicy finish. Needs a half-decade to come grooving up slowly. Steel yourself to treat this with more patience than most but not as much as some. If opening soon, decant for at least two hours.

2016 vintage. World-class nose of panini sando bread/grilled pain au levain, lavender, molasses, bruised plum and wine-country kitchen. Dark as a moonless night. Medium-heavy/heavy body with a brooding, hide-and-seek, mid-palate presence. Slightly spicy finish. Needs a half-decade to come grooving up slowly. Steel yourself to treat this with more patience than most but not as much as some. If opening soon, decant for at least two hours.

Nov 21st, 2021
Vanessa Nguyen Luna

Pairing with Covid 19 Quarantine dinner.

Pairing with Covid 19 Quarantine dinner.

Jul 18th, 2020
Kevin Cartoski

Refined Bordeaux. Dark cherry and touches a black pepper

Refined Bordeaux. Dark cherry and touches a black pepper

Jun 27th, 2020
Vanessa

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!
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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!
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#chateaufleurcardinale #merlotblend #rightbankbordeaux #stemiliongrandcru #oldworldwine

Jan 29th, 2020
Marissa

Sweet smokey tobacco, with dark fruits, and lingering musty plum. Nice, and opens better over time.

Sweet smokey tobacco, with dark fruits, and lingering musty plum. Nice, and opens better over time.

Jan 4th, 2020
Jeff Hasmann

Binging on Bordeaux these days. This wine is exquisite. Ripe blackberry and cassis to the max with subtle notes of spice on the palate. Ripe and more approachable than the 2015s but less complex. I drank them side-by-side. Both are excellent, but with different personalities. The 2016 is excellent now but will improve with age. The 2015s absolutely need cellaring - they are beautiful, but need to develop. 2016 vintage on Sep 17, 2019

Binging on Bordeaux these days. This wine is exquisite. Ripe blackberry and cassis to the max with subtle notes of spice on the palate. Ripe and more approachable than the 2015s but less complex. I drank them side-by-side. Both are excellent, but with different personalities. The 2016 is excellent now but will improve with age. The 2015s absolutely need cellaring - they are beautiful, but need to develop. 2016 vintage on Sep 17, 2019

Sep 18th, 2019
Justin Spingler

This was very dry. Tasted better after it opened up, but for the price... not my favorite bottle.

This was very dry. Tasted better after it opened up, but for the price... not my favorite bottle.

Aug 3rd, 2020