Chateau Fleur-Cardinale Saint Emilion Grand Cru – 2009

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Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Libournais > Saint-Emilion

Producer

Chateau Fleur-Cardinale

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Blend Red

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Vineyard

Fleur-Cardinale

Producer

Chateau Fleur-Cardinale

Appellation

Saint-Emilion

Designation

AOP

Classification

Grand Cru

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/02/2012
Drink: 2016-2030


A good value among over-achieving St.-Emilion estates is La Fleur Cardinale's 2009. Composed of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, some of the abrasive tannins noticeable early on in this big wine (14.5% alcohol) are now sweeter and better integrated. Made from tiny yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare, this is a concentrated, rich effort revealing lots of black cherry and black currant fruit as well as a fragrant, firm, full-bodied personality. It should be at its best between 2016 and 2030.


Vinous
Tasted: 07/01/2012
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Author: Stephen Tanzer


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2010
Drink:


While the 2009 La Fleur Cardinale is an outstanding wine, do not expect it to ever achieve the greatness of the 2005. Yields were a tiny 30 hectoliters per hectare, the wine is composed of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the alcohol level is 14.5%. Some rugged tannins are noticeable, but they should age out with 3-4 years of cellaring. The wine is concentrated, pure, impressively perfumed, and long, but the tannins are astringent at present, giving it a dry, raspy element in the finish. (Tasted four times.)



Profile

Area under vines: 23,5 hectares
Soils: clay and limestone
Average age of the vines: 35 years
Production: 80 000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 100% new oak for 12-15 months
Grape varieties:
  • Merlot 70%
  • Cabernet France 20%
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 10%

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Contact details

Name

Chateau Fleur-Cardinale

Address

Saint Etienne De Lisse, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France

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Saint Etienne De Lisse, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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