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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Chateau La Fleur Cardinale (375ML half-bottle) 2005
Chateau La Fleur Cardinale (375ML half-bottle) 2005
(search item no. 121276)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $41.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

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.
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About Chateau La Fleur Cardinale:

The estate was bought in 2001 by Florence and Dominique Decoster, and it has benefited form major investments which have made Château Fleur Cardinale one of the top names of the appellation. It is located to the east of the village of Saint-Émilion, on one of the high points of the appellation and it extends over 20 hectares. The vineyard is planted in a clay-limestone soil in the middle of the plateau on a pleasant late producing terroir. The vines are mainly merlot (70%) and then a balance of 15% cabernet sauvignon and 15% cabernet franc.

With it's great value for money, and showing great consistancy in it's quality, Château Fleur Cardinale was promoted to "Saint-Emilion Grand cru classé" in 2006.