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    Chateau La Fleur Cardinale (375ML half-bottle) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends - St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

    Ratings

    • RP95
    • WS93
    Price: $41.99
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 The Wine Advocate, 93 Wine Spectator, 92 International Wine Cellar

    Region: St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Item no. 121276

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The wine displays a deep, dense-colored hue, while on the nose there are powerful ripe fruit aromas mingling with floral notes. Feminine in style, the wine has a seductive, rich mouthfeel, underpinned by elegant, silky tannins. The finish is long and harmonious, promising very long aging potential in bottle.

    Critical Acclaim:

    A stunning sleeper of the vintage, quality at this property has soared under the relatively new owners, Dominique and Florence Decosters. The 2005, a blend of 70% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, was fashioned from yields of 33 hectoliters per hectare. This concentrated wine possesses a gorgeous bouquet of smoke, black currant liqueur, lead pencil shavings, cedar, and Asian spices. In the mouth, it displays a chocolaty richness, a beautiful texture, an expansive, multilayered mouthfeel, and a 45-second finish. A fabulous effort, it will be drinkable in 4-5 years, and should last for over two decades.

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Beautiful aromas of black licorice, berry and vanilla follow through to a full body, with soft, velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Polished and very pretty. Incredibly well done for this estate.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Good deep red-ruby. Superripe, slightly high-toned aromas of black cherry, blackberry, mocha and licorice, with a hint of minerality adding complexity. Sweet and generous but with excellent flavor definition and plenty of underlying structure; in fact, this very juicy, fresh, mineral-driven wine shows a restrained sweetness and seems to be shutting down in the bottle. Builds impressively on the back end, with the chewy tannins coating the teeth.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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