2019 Chateau Fleur Cardinale [JS96][JD94][D94][WA92][WE92]

Bordeaux Red Blend
2019 Chateau Fleur Cardinale

2019 Chateau Fleur Cardinale [JS96][JD94][D94][WA92][WE92]

Bordeaux Red Blend
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Producer: Chateau Fleur Cardinale 
Region: Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France  
Blend: 71% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon 
Year: 2019 

James Suckling, 96 Points 

"This is a wine that has a broad brush of tannins that give energy and subtle texture to the palate. Beautiful blue fruit and terracotta. Really fine-grained tannins. Beautiful, sweet fruit at the finish. One of the best I have had from here. Really want to drink it. 76% merlot, 20% cabernet franc and 4% cabernet sauvignon." 

Jeb Dunnuck, 94 Points 

"A consistently impressive Saint-Emilion, the 2019 Château Fleur Cardinale shows the vintage beautifully, with a medium to full-bodied, elegant style as well as classic darker cherry and mulberry fruits, notes of dried herbs, loamy earth, and incense, supple yet present tannins, and a great finish. It's one classy, balanced 2019 to drink over the coming two decades. Best after 2022." 

Decanter, 94 Points 

"Always one of the bigger more powerful St Emilions, and this has plenty of estate signature. Excellent presence, it heads downwards, carving out a space for itself and settling in for the long haul. Clear oak character but not overdone, and has the glamour and sense of fun that I love about this property. Clear spice also, sage and rosemary alongside liquorice and black chocolate. This is well handled, definitely a bigger framed wine but delivered with confidence and appeal - you're going to want to try this. Tasted twice three weeks apart. 100% new oak. A yield of 44hl/ha. Every case sold this year will see one tree planted, with the hope of planting 10,000 trees." 

Wine Advocate, 92 Points 

"The 2019 Fleur Cardinale derives from a late-ripening site on the north-facing side of Saint-Émilion's limestone plateau. Revealing aromas of jammy cherries, spices, dark chocolate and mocha, it's full-bodied, broad and velvety, with powdery tannins and a generous core of lively fruit, concluding with a chalky finish. This is a fleshy, front-loaded wine in a contemporary style that will please consumers who favor power and richness, but which will leave purists wondering if less might be more. Best after 2021." 

Wine Enthusiast, 92 Points 

"A rich and smoothly textured wine, this is juicy with black currant fruits and ripe tannins. It has weight and plenty of dense fruit flavors along with tannins that have a fine potential for softening." 

Alcohol: 14.5%  

*Price and availability in store may vary. Vintage date may differ from pictured. 

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