2005 Fleur Cardinale Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 94
  • WS 93
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2005 Fleur Cardinale Bordeaux Blend

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
This beautiful wine from Fleur Cardinale performed great in its youth, both from barrel as well as post-bottling. A gorgeous blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon made by the Decoster family... This beautiful wine from Fleur Cardinale performed great in its youth, both from barrel as well as post-bottling. A gorgeous blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon made by the Decoster family, the 2005 provides more evidence that this property is fully exploiting its tremendous potential. A few years away from reaching its plateau of maturity, its stunning nose of black cherry liqueur, cassis, licorice, earth and spice is followed by a full-bodied, concentrated and pure wine. Drink it over the next 15 or more years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Beautiful aromas of black licorice berry and vanilla follow through to a full body with soft velvety tannins and a long caressing finish. Polished and very pretty. Incredibly well done for this estate. Best after 2016... Beautiful aromas of black licorice berry and vanilla follow through to a full body with soft velvety tannins and a long caressing finish. Polished and very pretty. Incredibly well done for this estate. Best after 2016. 5700 cases made. –JS
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2008
Good deep red-ruby. Superripe, slightly high-toned aromas of black cherry, blackberry, mocha and licorice, with a hint of minerality adding complexity. Sweet and generous but with excellent flavor definition and plenty of... Good deep red-ruby. Superripe, slightly high-toned aromas of black cherry, blackberry, mocha and licorice, with a hint of minerality adding complexity. Sweet and generous but with excellent flavor definition and plenty of underlying structure; in fact, this very juicy, fresh, mineral-driven wine shows a restrained sweetness and seems to be shutting down in the bottle. Builds impressively on the back end, with the chewy tannins coating the teeth. This should be superb in seven or eight years. 92+
JJB 95
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, March 2007
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