Château Fleur Cardinale, AOC St Emilion Grand Cru 2018Regular price €57.00
‘The 2018 Fleur Cardinale is gorgeous. Supple, racy and wonderfully persistent, the 2018 is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine.’
91–94 Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2019
From an estate in organic conversion, which has made painstaking improvements in the vines in recent years, and is now run by Ludovic and Caroline Decoster.
This is a full and focused St-Emilion, and the developments in the estate's style make it one to watch.
‘…Fleur Cardinale returns to a more normal blend this year and has produced a very beautiful wine. This is, as ever with this cooler terroir over to the west of St-Emilion, a little bigger than some, with well defined tannins and a fairly masculine feel. Give it time in the glass and the rich, ripe brambly fruits come spilling over, full of juice and promise. The tannins are equally full of life and overall this is extremely appealing. It has settled in already at this early stage, and will age well.’
94/100 Jane Anson, Decanter, April 2019
|Supplier||Château Fleur Cardinale|
|Wine colour||Red wine|
|Grape variety||70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Certified organic?||in conversion|