CHÂTEAU FLEUR CARDINALE
2015 Grand Cru Saint Emilion
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Plush and full of sweet puddingy middle. Rather yummy 'gobs of fruit' style. Structure and fine tannin are here, but it's the glossy fruit that matters. Rating: 89-90 L&S (Apr 2016)
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Super rich baking spices across ripe dark plums in a very suave and attractively styled nose. The palate has incredible depth and succulently seductive, fleshy plum flavors. Wow. Drinking range: 2022 - Rating: 96 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (Feb 2018)
Blackish crimson. Very sweet - too sweet? Smells of fermented blackcurrant pastilles. Vieux jeu! But there is a bit of freshness here. Some liveliness and drive on top of pretty ripe fruit. Drinking range: 2022 - 2032 Rating: 16 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Apr 2016)
One of the latest to harvest in St-Emilion. Rich, plush and modern – oozes fruit. Tannins are ripe and firm with chocolate notes from the oak. Successful in that seductive, come-hither style. Drinking range: 2020 - 2030 Rating: 91 James Lawther MW, decanter.com (Apr 2016)
Château Fleur Cardinale
A Grand Cru Classé Bordeaux located on one of the highest points of the Saint-Émilion appellation, owned by Florence and Dominique Decoster - who used to be in the porcelain trade. The vineyards of Château Fleur Cardinale spread over 18 hectares, with an average vine age of 35 years, and are planted at a density of 6000 vines/hectare. Florence and Dominique bought the property in 2001, and the property quickly gained the ranking of Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé in 2006.
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