2013 Fleur Cardinale Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • AG 92
  • WA 91
  • JS 91
  • NM 91
  • WS 90

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AG 92
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, April 2014
(AG89-92 points) The 2013 Fleur Cardinale is a huge wine. Blood orange, pomegranate, white pepper and bright red cherries all explode from the glass. Unapologetically rich and intense, the 2013 is beautifully layered and... (AG89-92 points) The 2013 Fleur Cardinale is a huge wine. Blood orange, pomegranate, white pepper and bright red cherries all explode from the glass. Unapologetically rich and intense, the 2013 is beautifully layered and voluptuous to the core. All the elements fall into place effortlessly. The 2013 has been impressive on all three occasions I have tasted it so far. The blend is 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
(RP89-91 points) The wine, a final blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, produced just over 4,000 cases, which is almost half the winery's normal production. Their brilliant duo of... (RP89-91 points) The wine, a final blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, produced just over 4,000 cases, which is almost half the winery's normal production. Their brilliant duo of consultants was Jean-Luc Thunevin and Michel Rolland-s assistant Jean-Philippe Fort. Natural alcohol comes in at 13.5% and the wine is soft, round, opulent and elegant with sweet blackcurrant and black raspberry fruit, a hint of cherries, dusty, loamy soil undertones, tobacco leaf, licorice and a touch of background oak. It is medium-bodied, very attractive and can be drunk early on or cellared for 7-10 years. This is, once again, a sleeper of the vintage. - Robert Parker
JS 91
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2016
Blueberry, blackberry and wet earth. Some dried flowers. Full to medium body, firm and chewy tannins yet polished and fresh. Refined polish to this. Drink in 2018.
NM 91
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2014
(NM89-91 points) The Fleur Cardinale was picked between 15 and 23 October at 17hl/ha - a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a pleasant bouquet with ripe blackberry and cassis notes... (NM89-91 points) The Fleur Cardinale was picked between 15 and 23 October at 17hl/ha - a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a pleasant bouquet with ripe blackberry and cassis notes, perhaps just a touch of alcohol giving it lift. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins. There is good weight here and decent tension on the finish, though it cuts away a little quickly.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2016
Stylish and ripe, with flattering raspberry and plum sauce flavors that glide along, enhanced by lively licorice and fruitcake notes. A touch of bramble adds length to the finish. Best from 2017 through 2023. Tasted... Stylish and ripe, with flattering raspberry and plum sauce flavors that glide along, enhanced by lively licorice and fruitcake notes. A touch of bramble adds length to the finish. Best from 2017 through 2023. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 2,733 cases made. –JM
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2013

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.