2016 Croix Cardinale Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JS 93
  • VN 92
  • JL 92
  • WS 91
  • JD 91
  • WA 90

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Reg: $44.94

$36.94

In Stock: 10 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JS 93
jamessuckling.com, February 2019
A very rich and ripe, dark-fruited wine with dark, stony aromas. Rich fruit on the palate, offering dark plum and chocolate flavors and firm, long, assertive tannins. A blend of 72 per cent merlot and 28 per cent cabernet... expand A very rich and ripe, dark-fruited wine with dark, stony aromas. Rich fruit on the palate, offering dark plum and chocolate flavors and firm, long, assertive tannins. A blend of 72 per cent merlot and 28 per cent cabernet franc. Second wine of Château Fleur Cardinale. Try from 2022. collapse
VN 92
Vinous, January 2019
The 2016 Croix Cardinale has attractive wild strawberry, raspberry coulis and light floral tones on the nose, which feels pure and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a fine bead of acidity, and... expand The 2016 Croix Cardinale has attractive wild strawberry, raspberry coulis and light floral tones on the nose, which feels pure and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a fine bead of acidity, and cohesive in the mouth, displaying well-integrated oak on the finish. Afford it five years in bottle and it should turn into an upstanding Saint-Émilion. -- Neal Martin collapse
JL 92
TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2017
Lushly textured, medium/full bodied, fresh, ripe and juicy, there are loads of sweet, silky, soft fruits and licorice that will satisfy any hedonist. Read more... expand Lushly textured, medium/full bodied, fresh, ripe and juicy, there are loads of sweet, silky, soft fruits and licorice that will satisfy any hedonist. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2016&wine=Chateau%20Croix%20Cardinale collapse
WS 91
Wine Spectator, January 2019
A fresh, pure style, with a lovely beam of cassis, bitter cherry and raspberry puree flavors streaming through, lined with elegant floral and chalky mineral accents along the way, resulting in polished edges that show a... expand A fresh, pure style, with a lovely beam of cassis, bitter cherry and raspberry puree flavors streaming through, lined with elegant floral and chalky mineral accents along the way, resulting in polished edges that show a touch of tension through the middle. Best from 2021 through 2031. 1,333 cases made. — JM collapse
JD 91
jebdunnuck.com, February 2019
The 2016 Château Croix Cardinale comes from a 4-hectare vineyard of clay and limestone soils that was purchased by Dominique and Florence Decoster, owners of Fleur Cardinale, in 2012. The 2016 is another great value in a... expand The 2016 Château Croix Cardinale comes from a 4-hectare vineyard of clay and limestone soils that was purchased by Dominique and Florence Decoster, owners of Fleur Cardinale, in 2012. The 2016 is another great value in a vintage where there are loads of them. Made from 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc brought up in new French oak, it has a medium-bodied, elegant, light-on-its-feet style as well as classic red and blue fruits, some dried herbs and spice aromas, and a silky texture that keeps you coming back to the glass. Drink it any time over the coming decade or more. collapse
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2019
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Croix Cardinale gives up bold notes of baked black cherries, red and black plums, garrigue and tilled soil with a hint of mossy bark. The palate is medium to full-bodied... expand Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Croix Cardinale gives up bold notes of baked black cherries, red and black plums, garrigue and tilled soil with a hint of mossy bark. The palate is medium to full-bodied, plush and pure with a lovely peppery edge to the long finish.- LPB collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork