2010 Fleur Cardinale Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • WA 95
  • JL 95
  • WS 94
  • JS 93

Reviews for 2010 Fleur Cardinale Bordeaux Blend

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: The greatest Fleur Cardinale since the 2005 the super-powerful rich opaque purple-colored 2010 exhibits beautiful floral notes intermixed with black raspberry blueberry and boysenberry fruit as well as a hint of... 2010: The greatest Fleur Cardinale since the 2005 the super-powerful rich opaque purple-colored 2010 exhibits beautiful floral notes intermixed with black raspberry blueberry and boysenberry fruit as well as a hint of minerality. Exuberant and flamboyant with full-bodied richness stunning purity and an impressive textured mouthfeel and finish this beauty should age effortlessly for 12-20 years.
JL 95
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2010
From an 18 hectare clay and limestone vineyard located next to Valandraud and across the street from Faugeres Florence and Dominique Decoster put a lot of effort into their 2010 starting with reducing their yields to 36... From an 18 hectare clay and limestone vineyard located next to Valandraud and across the street from Faugeres Florence and Dominique Decoster put a lot of effort into their 2010 starting with reducing their yields to 36 hectoliters per hectare. With its deep color cassis blackberry licorice and jammy liqueur aromas exude from the glass. This full bodied wine offers layers of opulent dark fruit ending with a fresh licorice blackberry dark cherry and chocolate finish. From an assemblage of 78% Merlot 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot the wine reached 14.5% alcohol. This is the best wine from the estate since the outstanding 2005. For consumers not familiar with this property they remain one of the top Bordeaux wines combining price and quality.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
A dense slightly chewy version with a broad swath of roasted fig espresso and black currant confiture pushed by additional charcoal and roasted tobacco notes. This is plenty fleshy and dense with an encore of anise and... A dense slightly chewy version with a broad swath of roasted fig espresso and black currant confiture pushed by additional charcoal and roasted tobacco notes. This is plenty fleshy and dense with an encore of anise and plum at the very end. A bit raw still but everything's there. This estate is quietly putting it all together. -J.M.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
Dark chocolate and blackberry character with beautiful polishd tannins and full body. This is gorgeous.
JJB 96
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
Vineyards are planted to 70% merlot 15% cabernet franc 15% cabernet sauvignon. 18 hectare vineyard with average vine age of 35 years planted on rich clay atop limestone (next to Valandraud and Rol Valentin). Yields were a... Vineyards are planted to 70% merlot 15% cabernet franc 15% cabernet sauvignon. 18 hectare vineyard with average vine age of 35 years planted on rich clay atop limestone (next to Valandraud and Rol Valentin). Yields were a meager 36 hls/ha. Hand harvested and twice table sorted. No pumping of the harvest the must or the wine. About 13 months in 100% new oak. The bouquet offers a mélange of expressive and complex aromas that are pure and enticing as cassis and cherry compote mingle with powerful mint nuances that lead into multi-layered fruit expressions on the palate. Although richly textured and almost approaching viscous there is no sense of overripe fruit that can be found in other examples from the appellation and silky tannins finish the thrilling experience. A terrific wine. Hard to resist now expect increasing complexity until maturity arrives over the next twenty years. Jean-Philippe Fort (Rolland) consults as does neighbor Jean-Luc Thunevin.