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Château la Fleur Cardinale St. Emilion 2018

Winemaker's Notes:

"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Fleur Cardinale features pronounced baked blueberries, stewed black plums and blackberry preserves scents with touches of bay leaves, moss-covered bark and forest floor. Full-bodied and laden with black fruit preserves sparked by earth and dried herbs, it has a solid backbone of ripe, rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long. Barrel aging is expected to be for 12-14 months in 100% new oak barrels. The tentative blend is 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon."- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, _Wine Advocate_ *(91-93 points)*April 2019*Expected Arrival: Autumn 2021*

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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 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 la Fleur Cardinale St. Emilion

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 08/23/2019

Weather Conditions: The beginning of the year was rainy and wet. The weather conditions became perfect again at the end of August. Then an Indian summer stretched until the end of October and allowed us to optimize the maturity of the three grape varieties. The year was particularly successful for the Cabernets Francs. Blend: 70% Merlot 25% Cabernet Franc 5% Cabernet Sauvignon Alcohol: 14%


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/16/2009

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



"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Fleur Cardinale features pronounced baked blueberries, stewed black plums and blackberry preserves scents with touches of bay leaves, moss-covered bark and forest floor. Full-bodied and laden with black fruit preserves sparked by earth and dried herbs, it has a solid backbone of ripe, rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long. Barrel aging is expected to be for 12-14 months in 100% new oak barrels. The tentative blend is 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon."- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, _Wine Advocate_ *(91-93 points)*April 2019*Expected Arrival: Autumn 2021*

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