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Château Fleur Cardinale Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"Another *top-notch success*, the 2011 (70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon) hit 15% natural alcohol. Yields were a low 30 hectoliters per hectare, and the harvest occurred quite late. The result is a dense purple-colored wine with a stunning bouquet of blackberry jam, graphite, charcoal and blueberries. With *superb density and purity* as well as a multidimensional mouthfeel, this intense St.-Emilion is a *sleeper of the vintage*, although consumers are catching on to the *exquisite quality* emerging from La Fleur Cardinale. The 2011 should drink well for 15+ years." --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rating: (92-94 pts.)**We will notify you on arrival summer 2014.*

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 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

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/17/2012

70% merlot, 20% cabernet franc, and 10% cabernet sauvignon. 15% potential alcohol. From a 20-hectare property on a high point to the east of the town of St. Emilion. Average vine age is 35 years, planted in rich clay atop limestone. Soils are primari... Jeff Loo. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Fleur Cardinale 6000ml



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"Another *top-notch success*, the 2011 (70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon) hit 15% natural alcohol. Yields were a low 30 hectoliters per hectare, and the harvest occurred quite late. The result is a dense purple-colored wine with a stunning bouquet of blackberry jam, graphite, charcoal and blueberries. With *superb density and purity* as well as a multidimensional mouthfeel, this intense St.-Emilion is a *sleeper of the vintage*, although consumers are catching on to the *exquisite quality* emerging from La Fleur Cardinale. The 2011 should drink well for 15+ years." --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rating: (92-94 pts.)**We will notify you on arrival summer 2014.*

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