2015 Chateau Fleur Cardinale St. Emilion

$59.95
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2015 made this wine so utterly lush and opulent, we couldn’t resist offering it to you. Suckling loved its “Super rich baking spices across ripe dark plums in a very suave and attractively styled nose. The palate has incredible depth and succulently seductive, fleshy plum flavors. Wow.” Dunnuck called it “full-bodied, concentrated, and gorgeously pure and elegant on the palate. It has fine tannin emerging on the finish and is made in a straight, structured, classic style.” Why not sock away at least three bottles to see how they develop?
PRE-ARRIVAL; WINE ARRIVES APRIL 2019.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2015
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Emilion
Total Varietal Composition %:
75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
SKU #:
1WFCA15IR3
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James Suckling

Super rich baking spices across ripe dark plums in a very suave and attractively styled nose. The palate has incredible depth and succulently seductive, fleshy plum flavors. Wow. Try from 2022.

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Jeb Dunnuck

The 2015 Château Fleur Cardinale is beauty in the vintage and checks in as a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up all in new oak. Offering sensational notes of black cherries and currant fruits, toasty oak, graphite, and licorice, it's medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and gorgeously pure and elegant on the palate. It has fine tannin emerging on the finish and is made in a straight, structured, classic style. Give bottles a year to two and it should drink beautifully over the following 15+. I was able to taste this wine three separate times and, surprisingly, it showed best from a bottle purchased here in the US. It has the purity of fruit that's the hallmark of the vintage and is a gem readers should seek out. This wine is an exclusive of American Jeffrey Davies.