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Fleur Cardinale Bordeaux Blend
2011 Fleur Cardinale Bordeaux Blend
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Reviews for 2011 Fleur Cardinale Bordeaux Blend
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
A ripe fleshy style with lots of fig and mulled blackberry and blueberry fruit. Good toast and ganache notes thread this together with a muscular feel on the finish. An overt style but well done.-J.M.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
This gorgeous 2011 continues the succession of impressive wines made by this estate since it was acquired by the Decoster family. Beautiful black raspberry, blueberry and black currant fruit notes intermixed with a touch...
This gorgeous 2011 continues the succession of impressive wines made by this estate since it was acquired by the Decoster family. Beautiful black raspberry, blueberry and black currant fruit notes intermixed with a touch of spring flowers emerge from a wine with excellent balance, nicely integrated acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood, and a healthy saturated ruby/purple color. This full-bodied, long, captivating La Fleur Cardinale is already drinking well, and should continue to do so for 10-12 years. It is a sleeper of the vintage. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
Plenty of good fruit with mineral and blueberry character. Full and chewy with polished tannins and a violet fruit undertones. Well made.
Jeff Loo - JJ Buckley, April 2012
70% merlot 20% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon. 15% potential alcohol. From a 20-hectare property on a high point to the east of the town of St. Emilion. Average vine age is 35 years planted in rich clay atop...
70% merlot 20% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon. 15% potential alcohol. From a 20-hectare property on a high point to the east of the town of St. Emilion. Average vine age is 35 years planted in rich clay atop limestone. Soils are primarily clay-limestone. Grapes are sorted by hand before and after de-stemming with fermentation in small stainless steel vats. The wine is aged in 100% new oak. Crimson core with a garnet rim. The wine opens with aromas of smoked meats plum red currant and spice complemented by prune chocolate and a soft floral accent. Full-bodied and showcasing the vintage with racy acidity and subdued tannins. Roasted coffee mocha and lavender flavors lead to an elegant yet powerful finish. Give this 3-5 years after bottling and enjoy for the following 10-15. Jean Philippe Fort consults. Tasted three times. Drink 2016-2030.
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