2010 Fleur Cardinale, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1066919 92-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The greatest Fleur Cardinale since the 2005, the super-powerful, rich, opaque purple-colored 2010 exhibits beautiful floral notes intermixed with black raspberry, blueberry and boysenberry fruit as well as a hint of minerality. Exuberant and flamboyant with full-bodied richness, stunning purity and an impressive, textured mouthfeel and finish, this beauty should age effortlessly for 12-20 years.  (5/ 2011)

92-93 points James Suckling

 Dark chocolate and blackberry character with beautiful polishd tannins and full body. This is gorgeous.  (4/ 2011)

93 points Wine Spectator

 This is rich and very plush, but really pure as well, with gorgeous macerated cherry, cassis and blackberry preserves flavors gliding along, carried by remarkably polished tannins. Flecks of bergamot, blood orange and apple wood fill in on the finish, with a fine minerality buried as well. This should be lovely after some cellaring. Best from 2015 through 2030.  (3/ 2013)

K&L Notes

70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/11/2013  | Send Email
*V Tasted several times. A property to watch. Boysenberries abound with undertones of ginger on the nose. Very balanced. Solid.

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion