2010 Fleur Cardinale Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 95
  • IWC 94
  • WS 93
  • JS 93
  • JR 90

Reg: $64.94

$54.94

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Reg: $64.94

$54.94

This product is
out of stock

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
Dense ruby/purple, it tips the scales at 15% natural alcohol and was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Full-bodied in texture, it offers up loads of blueberry, blackberry and raspberry fruit intermixed with some cedar... Dense ruby/purple, it tips the scales at 15% natural alcohol and was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Full-bodied in texture, it offers up loads of blueberry, blackberry and raspberry fruit intermixed with some cedar, vanilla and a touch of spring flowers. Impressively built, with good acidity and light tannin, this is a superb example of wine that reaches its prime in 3 or 4 years and lasts two decades. It’s right up there with their brilliant 2005. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
Black ruby. Superripe, sexy aromas of blackberry pastille and blueberry. Creamy-sweet-verging-on-confectionery, but with harmonious acidity giving shape and energy to the wine's superconcentrated dark fruit and floral... Black ruby. Superripe, sexy aromas of blackberry pastille and blueberry. Creamy-sweet-verging-on-confectionery, but with harmonious acidity giving shape and energy to the wine's superconcentrated dark fruit and floral flavors. Best today on the broad, energetic finish, which features substantial ripe, fine-grained tannins and slowly mounting floral persistence. A knockout.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
This is rich and very plush, but really pure as well, with gorgeous macerated cherry, cassis and blackberry preserves flavors gliding along, carried by remarkably polished tannins. Flecks of bergamot, blood orange and... This is rich and very plush, but really pure as well, with gorgeous macerated cherry, cassis and blackberry preserves flavors gliding along, carried by remarkably polished tannins. Flecks of bergamot, blood orange and apple wood fill in on the finish, with a fine minerality buried as well. This should be lovely after some cellaring. Best from 2015 through 2030. – JM
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2013
Wow. This shows an impressive richness on the nose of cappuccino, ripe berries and dried flowers. Full body with velvety tannins and a fine finish. Rich and delicious. Harmonious and luscious. So delicious now but better... Wow. This shows an impressive richness on the nose of cappuccino, ripe berries and dried flowers. Full body with velvety tannins and a fine finish. Rich and delicious. Harmonious and luscious. So delicious now but better in 2017.
JR 90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, April 2011
(17/20) Sweet and rich and round and hugely flattering. This wine has managed to keep the vitality in without excessive dry tannin. Really well done! Lovely finish. Very distinctive. Very readable and transparent.
JJB 94
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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2010
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

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.