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    Chateau La Fleur Cardinale (Futures Pre-sale) 2011

    Ratings

    • RP94
    • WS93
    Price: $36.99
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    Professional Ratings: 94 The Wine Advocate, 93 Wine Spectator, 91 Wine Enthusiast, 90 James Suckling

    Region: St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 15%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 116373

    Critical Acclaim:

    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.
    Barrel Sample: 92-94 Points

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    A ripe, fleshy style, with lots of fig and mulled blackberry and blueberry fruit. Good toast and ganache notes thread this together, with a muscular feel on the finish. An overt style, but well done.
    Barrel Sample: 90-93 Points

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Here is a warm, ripe wine with dark tannins. It’s well spiced and fruity, showing crisp black currant fruits.
    Barrel Sample: 89-91 Points

    91 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Plenty of good fruit with mineral and blueberry character. Full and chewy with polished tannins and a violet fruit undertones. Well made.
    Barrel Sample: 89-90Points

    90 Points
    James Suckling
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