2006 Fleur Cardinale Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 3L

  • WA 91
  • IWC 91

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2009
A blend of 75% Merlot and the balance Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon this up-and-coming estate has fashioned an outstanding 2006. While not as prodigious as the 2005 it is an exceptional effort boasting a dense... A blend of 75% Merlot and the balance Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon this up-and-coming estate has fashioned an outstanding 2006. While not as prodigious as the 2005 it is an exceptional effort boasting a dense purple hue as well as sweet aromas of blueberries dark raspberries licorice camphor and pain grille. Full-bodied powerful and layered with impressive purity texture and length this unfined and unfiltered wine should be at its finest between 2013-2022.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2009
($37) Full ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of cassis blackberry violet licorice and menthol. Intense pure and sharply delineated with a juicy lively quality to the black fruit violet and menthol flavors. Surprisingly dense... ($37) Full ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of cassis blackberry violet licorice and menthol. Intense pure and sharply delineated with a juicy lively quality to the black fruit violet and menthol flavors. Surprisingly dense and ripe for such a penetrating wine. Finishes with chewy ripe tannins and lovely aromatic persistence. I'd give this three or four years in the cellar.
JJB 94
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, April 2007
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JJB 90
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, January 2010
The 2006 Fleur Cardinale has a brilliant deep ruby color. On the nose incredibly fragrant and expressive very floral with hints of rose violet and lavender. Medium to full bodied this wine is very silky and well balanced... The 2006 Fleur Cardinale has a brilliant deep ruby color. On the nose incredibly fragrant and expressive very floral with hints of rose violet and lavender. Medium to full bodied this wine is very silky and well balanced especially at this young age. Bright fruit notes of raspberry and black cherry meld seamlessly with earth and herbal notes including sage and underbrush. A very pleasant Bordeaux to drink now with some time in a decanter or hold for 2-5 years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2006

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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.