Fleur Cardinale St-Emilion 2007
"*A strong effort from this well-run estate*, the 2007 Fleur Cardinale may turn out to be as good as the 2009, which is a slightly more ruggedly constructed and bigger wine, but not necessarily better. The 2007 is a mid-weight blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Sweet black currant and blueberry fruit intermixed with spring flower, graphite, and subtle wood aromas are followed by an intense, richly fruity St.-Emilion with low acids, sweet, ripe tannins, and a lush, heady finish. It should drink beautifully for a decade or more. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 90 pts.
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 Fleur Cardinale St-Emilion
75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. 35 year old vines planted on rich clay atop limestone mother lode. Yields were 35 hls/ha. Hand harvested, twice sorted. 100% new oak barrels from 6 different coopers. Excellent floral notes on t... Alex Lallos. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2007 Fleur Cardinale 750ml