2011 Secret de Cardinale Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2011 Secret de Cardinale Bordeaux Blend
  • JL 93
  • WA 93
  • WA 93
  • WS 93
  • JS 91

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Reg: $49.94

$39.94

In Stock: 12 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JL 93
TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2012
(91-93 points) From a parcel that is separate and distinctive from Fleur Cardinale and planted with 100% Merlot, the vines are 35 years of age. Deep in color with purple accents, vanilla, chocolate, plum and black...   (91-93 points) From a parcel that is separate and distinctive from Fleur Cardinale and planted with 100% Merlot, the vines are 35 years of age. Deep in color with purple accents, vanilla, chocolate, plum and black raspberry scents, this plush, supple-textured wine opens into a long, ripe and pure dark chocolate-, black cherry- and blue fruit-filled finish. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2011&wine=Secret%20de%20Cardinale  
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
This 100% Merlot cuvee from the Decoster family is bottled unfined and unfiltered. Sadly, the tiny production in 2011 was only 150 cases. If the 2011 has turned out this well, one wonders what the Decosters might have...   This 100% Merlot cuvee from the Decoster family is bottled unfined and unfiltered. Sadly, the tiny production in 2011 was only 150 cases. If the 2011 has turned out this well, one wonders what the Decosters might have achieved in a great vintage. Beautiful notes of smoky barbecue intermixed with espresso roast, chocolate, ripe black cherries and mocha emerge from this complex, sexy, full-throttle St.-Emilion. The vintage characteristic provides a precocious style, and the Merlot gives the wine beautiful ripeness and headiness. It is a big wine, but is also incredibly well-balanced and fresh. Drink it over the next decade. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.  
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
This 100% Merlot cuvee from the Decoster family is bottled unfined and unfiltered. Sadly, the tiny production in 2011 was only 150 cases. If the 2011 has turned out this well, one wonders what the Decosters might have...   This 100% Merlot cuvee from the Decoster family is bottled unfined and unfiltered. Sadly, the tiny production in 2011 was only 150 cases. If the 2011 has turned out this well, one wonders what the Decosters might have achieved in a great vintage. Beautiful notes of smoky barbecue intermixed with espresso roast, chocolate, ripe black cherries and mocha emerge from this complex, sexy, full-throttle St.-Emilion. The vintage characteristic provides a precocious style, and the Merlot gives the wine beautiful ripeness and headiness. It is a big wine, but is also incredibly well-balanced and fresh. Drink it over the next decade. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.  
WS 93
Wine Spectator, April 2012
This has lots of panache with dark roasted mesquite notes and ample layers of ganache and roasted fig holding sway over the lush plum and cassis flavors. Shows lots of heft on the finish. A bit of a brute right now but...   This has lots of panache with dark roasted mesquite notes and ample layers of ganache and roasted fig holding sway over the lush plum and cassis flavors. Shows lots of heft on the finish. A bit of a brute right now but with plenty of buried structure to let this settle in.-J.M.  
JS 91
jamessuckling.com, April 2012
This is outstanding with plum berry tobacco and chocolate character. Full and silky with fresh acidity and a pretty combination of fruit and spice. Wow. Made from special parcel of Fleur Cardinal vineyard.
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2011
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork