• RP: 80

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  • WA: 80

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Château Fleur Cardinale Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2004

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"Proprietor Dominique Decoster (of Havilland porcelain fame) has fashioned an outstanding 2004 (a 5,800-case blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon). Made with the assistance of notable winemaking consultants Jean-Philippe Fort, from Michel Rolland’s laboratory, and St.-Emilion’s bad boy, Jean-Luc Thunevin, it is a powerful (14.5% natural alcohol) sleeper of the vintage. A dark ruby/purple hue is followed by aromas of crushed red and black fruits interwoven with notes of flowers, cedar, new oak, and licorice. Possessing supple tannin, an opulent, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and beautiful purity, texture, and length, it can be drunk now and over the next 15 years. An estate on a roll!…91" WA 6/07"…. offers sweet, pure, sexy aromas of blackberries, coffee, smoke, and licorice, additional black currant and cherry flavors, medium body, ripe but firm tannin, and excellent structure, purity, and equilibrium. The 2004 appears to be equal to the 2003,…90-92" WA 6/06.

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Château Fleur Cardinale:
This estate was bought by Florence and Dominique Decoster in 2001 and after investing a great deal of time,effort and money it was promoted to Grand Cru Classse status in the contentious 2006 classification of Saint Emilion and confirmed in 2012

Member Reviews for Château Fleur Cardinale Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru

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Snooth User: The Wine Teacher
270519201
4.00 5
03/13/2011

Plum red in colour with deep intensity. Black berries, black currant, earth, cedar and spice. Well balanced. The flavours echo the nose. A medium long finish.


Snooth User: storms38
18499535
4.00 5
05/24/2009

This wine is an excellent buy. It drinks well right out of the bottle and really opens up after an hour. Great fruit up front for a Bordeaux under $30. Well balanced tannins and very calm finish though not very long. I personally like a more fruity cab style Bordeaux and this one fits nicely


External Reviews for Château Fleur Cardinale Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/17/2010

Proprietor Dominique Decoster (of Havilland porcelain fame) has fashioned an outstanding 2004 (a 5,800-case blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon). Made with the assistance of notable winemaking consultants Jean-Philippe Fort, from Michel Rolland's laboratory, and St.-Emilion's bad boy, Jean-Luc Thunevin, it is a powerful (14.5% natural alcohol) sleeper of the vintage. A dark ruby/purple hue is followed by aromas of crushed red and black fruits interwoven with notes of flowers, cedar, new oak, and licorice. Possessing supple tannin, an opulent, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and beautiful purity, texture, and length, it can be drunk now and over the next 15 years. An estate on a roll.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/17/2014

Proprietor Dominique Decoster (of Havilland porcelain fame) has fashioned an outstanding 2004 (a 5,800-case blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon). Made with the assistance of notable winemaking consultants Jean-Philippe Fort, from Michel Rolland’s laboratory, and St.-Emilion’s bad boy, Jean-Luc Thunevin, it is a powerful (14.5% natural alcohol) sleeper of the vintage. A dark ruby/purple hue is followed by aromas of crushed red and black fruits interwoven with notes of flowers, cedar, new oak, and licorice. Possessing supple tannin, an opulent, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and beautiful purity, texture, and length, it can be drunk now and over the next 15 years. An estate on a roll! - Robert Parker 91 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/03/2010

RP: 91 Points


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/08/2009

There will be 6,000 cases of the dense ruby/purple-tinged 2004 Fleur-Cardinale. It offers sweet, pure, sexy aromas of blackberries, coffee, smoke, and licorice, additional black currant and cherry fla... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2004 Fleur Cardinale 750ml


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

Proprietor Dominique Decoster (of Havilland porcelain fame) has fashioned an outstanding 2004 (a 5,800-case blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon). Made with the assistance of notable winemaking consultants Jean-Philippe Fort, from Michel Rollands laboratory, and St.-Emilions bad boy, Jean-Luc Thunevin, it is a powerful (14.5% natural alcohol) sleeper of the vintage. A dark ruby/purple hue is followed by aromas of crushed red and black fruits interwoven with notes of flowers, cedar, new oak, and licorice. Possessing supple tannin, an opulent, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and beautiful purity, texture, and length, it can be drunk now and over the next 15 years. An estate on a roll! - Robert Parker 91 Points


External Review
04/01/2008

Chateau La Fleur Cardinale St Emilion



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"Proprietor Dominique Decoster (of Havilland porcelain fame) has fashioned an outstanding 2004 (a 5,800-case blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon). Made with the assistance of notable winemaking consultants Jean-Philippe Fort, from Michel Rolland’s laboratory, and St.-Emilion’s bad boy, Jean-Luc Thunevin, it is a powerful (14.5% natural alcohol) sleeper of the vintage. A dark ruby/purple hue is followed by aromas of crushed red and black fruits interwoven with notes of flowers, cedar, new oak, and licorice. Possessing supple tannin, an opulent, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and beautiful purity, texture, and length, it can be drunk now and over the next 15 years. An estate on a roll!…91" WA 6/07"…. offers sweet, pure, sexy aromas of blackberries, coffee, smoke, and licorice, additional black currant and cherry flavors, medium body, ripe but firm tannin, and excellent structure, purity, and equilibrium. The 2004 appears to be equal to the 2003,…90-92" WA 6/06.

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