2016 Chateau Fleur Cardinale

Year: 2016
Appellation: Saint-Emilion
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92-95
Wine Advocate: 91
Vinous Media: 92-95
James Suckling: 94-95
Jeff Leve: 95
Red Wine


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"Well-endowed, with dark plum and blackberry puree notes forming the core, while a hefty dose of licorice-accented toast frames everything. Lush mouthfeel, though there is some energy rippling underneath. The fruit is copious and alluring, though this leans to the power/extraction side of the ledger. Score range: 92-95 -JM " (WS)

"The deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Fleur Cardinale (composed of 74% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon) offers up bold scents of Christmas cake, fried Indian spices, dried mulberries and preserved plums with nuances of balsamic, mocha and lavender. Full-bodied, rich and firmly textured with grainy tannins, it has loads of savory layers and great length." (WA)

"The 2016 Fleur Cardinale is utterly magnificent. Rich and sumptuous on the palate, it brings together luxurious, super-ripe fruit and striking aromatic freshness to balance things out. This is a stunning vintage for Fleur Cardinale in which all the elements come together to yield a complete, deeply satisfying and delicious Saint-Émilion. Jean-Philippe Fort is the consultant. Tasted two times." (VM)

"A dense and layered red with blackberry and blueberry character. Hints of stones and minerals. Full body and chewy tannins. Serious potential. " (JS)

"Luscious textures with purity of fruit, this wine is all about the chocolate-covered plums and black cherry with their licorice and floral accents. The tannins are soft, the texture is velvety and the dark red fruits, anise, smoke, cocoa and earthy personality really shine in the finish. 3315 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2017" (JL)