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Chateau Fleur Cardinale St Emilion Grand Cru 2006

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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 %

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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
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External Reviews for Chateau Fleur Cardinale St Emilion Grand Cru

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

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


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/21/2009

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.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

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


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
04/01/2008

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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 %

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