Wine Enthusiast, 95 points: (WE93-95 points) A rich and structured wine, this combines both the ripeness of mature Merlot and a solid, dry texture. It's full, with a good future.
jamessuckling.com, 93 points: A refined and pretty wine for the vintage with a salty, chalky and mineral character on the nose and palate. Medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. This needs two or three years to soften. Better in 2020.
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, 92 points: (AG89-92 points) The 2013 Fleur Cardinale is a huge wine. Blood orange, pomegranate, white pepper and bright red cherries all explode from the glass. Unapologetically rich and intense, the 2013 is beautifully layered and...
Wine Enthusiast, 92 points: Light and fruity, this
wine has attractive acidity and layers of red berry
fruits. The silky tannins are present, although light
and dominated by the fruitiness of the wine. It’s
fresh, packed with acidity and likely...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 90 points: The 2013 La Petite Eglise, which Denis Durantou poured from magnum since this is how the entire production was bottled, has a precise and fragrant bouquet with crushed stone scents filtering through the red berry fruit...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 94 points: This estate is owned by the brilliant Michel Gracia, so it’s a shame so little of this wine was produced, but the vineyard itself is microscopic. Approximately three acres are planted on sandy and clay-like soils with a...
Wine Enthusiast, 94 points: Structured
and dense, this wine revels in its tension
and tight texture. While there are plenty of
black fruits, the dry core of tannins and the rich,
perfumed character show this wine’s best quality.
It is well...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 90 points: The 2013 Beauséjour (Duffau Lagarrosse) offers impressive intensity given the growing season with crisp and pure dark cherries, raspberry coulis and subtle earthy bordering upon loamy scents. The oak here is nicely...
Wine Enthusiast, 95 points: Smoky aromas and layers of tannin and
fruit give this wine great complexity. It is smooth,
juicy and fresh while also having perfumed tannins
and an elegant, lightly mineral structure from the
Cabernet Franc. The...
Wine Enthusiast, 91 points: With
great freshness, this is an attractive, fruity
wine with final ripe berry flavors that are delicately
leavened and given weight by tannins. There is already
a drinkable balance from the fruit, although
Wine Enthusiast, 92 points: Continuing
the impressive improvements at this
château even in a tough year, this wine is ripe, full of
structured tannins and blackberry fruits. It is fresh,
a sign of the vintage, but it has concentration as
Wine Enthusiast, 94 points: This
wine is a success for the vintage with its
ripe Cabernet flavors and dark, dense tannins. It is
fruity certainly, with a juicy, perfumed background.
However, the structure and texture show best—firm
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