Château Fleur Cardinale Saint Emilion 2011 - SPIRITED Wines
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Château Fleur Cardinale Saint Emilion 2011
SKU: 44219

Château Fleur Cardinale Saint Emilion 2011

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The wines display a deep, dense-coloured hue, while on the nose there are powerful ripe fruit aromas mingling with floral notes. Feminine in style, the wines have a seductive, rich mouth-feel, underpinned by elegant, silky tannins. The finish is long and harmonious, promising very long ageing potential in bottle.
Wine Advocate
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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, April 2012
Wine Spectator
  • ws90

This is solid, with lush fig, blackberry and black currant compote notes, accented by a warm ganache edge. Dark and fleshy through the finish, showing prominent yet integrated dark toast. Should settle in with modest cellaring. For fans of the more hedonistic style. Best from 2015 through 2023. 6,250 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2014
Wine Enthusiast
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Barrel sample. Here is a warm, ripe wine with dark tannins. It's well spiced and fruity, showing crisp black currant fruits. Barrel Sample.

Roger Voss, May 11, 2012