Chateau Fleur Cardinale, Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2020

Chateau Fleur Cardinale, Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2020

93 POINTS: Jeb Dunnuck
93 POINTS: Antonio Galloni, Vinous

"A solid step up, the Grand Vin 2020 Château Fleur Cardinale checks in as 77% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. This 22.5-hectare estate has been in the Decoster family since 2000 and consists of mostly clay over limestone soils and is located in the Saint-Etienne de Lisse region of Saint-Emilion. From healthy yields of 43 hectoliters per hectare, with malolactic fermentation in tank followed by 13 months in 90% new French oak, it has a juicy, pure, medium to full-bodied style that shows the classic, elegant style of the vintage beautifully. Offering lots of cassis-like fruit, notes of truffly earth, spring flowers, and violets, well-integrated acidity and tannins, and just a beautifully balanced mouthfeel, it's going to benefit from just 2-4 years of bottle age and will evolve nicely through 2040. It's another beautiful wine from this estate."
— Jeb Dunnuck

"The 2020 Fleur Cardinale is packed with dark fruit, chocolate, new leather, menthol and
generous sweet oak. The 2020 has gained in body and complexity with élevage, exactly
what is supposed to happen over time. Moreover, the 2020 has plenty of energy to
balance its more exuberant leanings."
— Antonio Galloni

ABV: 14%

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By the bottle $129.00