2003 Fleur Cardinale Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 91

$60.78

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$60.78

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
The Decoster family acquired this property in 2001 and hit pay dirt with the 2003, despite the extreme heat and drought of June, July and August. Plenty of fig, plum and black currant fruit are present; the tannins are... The Decoster family acquired this property in 2001 and hit pay dirt with the 2003, despite the extreme heat and drought of June, July and August. Plenty of fig, plum and black currant fruit are present; the tannins are totally resolved; and the wine is medium- to full-bodied and opulent with low acidity and a lush texture. This juicy, appealing 2003 should drink well for 4-5 more years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2003

Label

The grand vin of Chateau Fleur Cardinale displays a deep color and powerful ripe fruit aromas mingling with floral notes. Feminine in style, the wines have a seductive, rich mouth-feel, underpinned by elegant, silky tannins. The finish is long and harmonious, promising very long aging potential in bottle.

Winery

Fleur Cardinale

Chateau Fleur Cardinale is located on a limestone plateau just a few miles from the historic village of Saint-Emilion. Due to continuous investments in the vineyard and in the winery, and its consistent quality, Chateau Fleur Cardinale was promoted to the rank of Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe in 2006, and re-confirmed in 2012.

In 2011, the owners also acquired Chateau Croix Cardinale, next to the main estate. They now offer four wines: Chateau Fleur Cardinale, Chateau Croix Cardinale, Secret de Cardinale, and Bois Cardinale.

The two properties include 23.5 hectares for Chateau Fleur Cardinale and 4 hectares for Chateau Croix Cardinale. Both vineyards are planted on clay-limestone soil in the middle of the hillsides, and enjoy an identical harvest time.

Varietal distribution is 75% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The growing methods used at Chateau Fleur Cardinale are traditional, and the thinning of crops and leaves is done without chemicals.