Château Fleur Cardinale Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2006
Percentage Grape: 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon<br/><br/>Soil: Rich clay atop limestone mother lode in St. Etienne de Lisse.<br/><br/>Type of Harvest: Hand-harvested<br/><br/>Vinification Method: 4-day cold soak @ 8° C. 35-day maceration in small, temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks<br/><br/>Alcohol Percentage: null %
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 There are two other Saint Emilions made from separate plots; the Croix Cardinale and the Secret de Cardinale plus a second wine made from the younger vines the Bois Cardinale
External Reviews for Château Fleur Cardinale Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru
A blend of 75% Merlot and the balance Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, this up-and-coming estate has fashioned an outstanding 2006. While not as prodigious as the 2005, it is an exceptional effort boasting a dense purple hue as well as sweet ar... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Fleur Cardinale 6000ml
The 2006 may not turn out to be as good as the 2005 Fleur Cardinale, but this estate deserves its promotion in the most recent classification of St.-Emilion to a grand cru classe (suspended in March b... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Fleur Cardinale 1500ml
This estate deserves its promotion in the most recent classification of St.-Emilion to a grand cru classe (suspended in March because of pending litigation). Tremendous efforts in both the vineyard and the winemaking have resulted in a succession of brilliant wines. Made with the consulting assistance of Michel Rolland�s top assistant, Jean-Philippe Fort, and St.-Emilion�s �bad boy,� Jean-Luc Thunevin, the 2006 is a blend of 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Its deep ruby purple color is followed by a flowery nose offering notes of black fruits, crushed rocks, and spicy oak. Medium to full-bodied, elegant, pure, and precise,this stunner should drink well for 10-15 years.