2012 Fleur Cardinale, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This full-bodied beauty exhibits a dense opaque purple color in addition to copious notes of creme de cassis, kirsch, licorice and incense. It should drink well for 15-20 years. This will be a sleeper of the vintage
Features a core of dark anise, fruitcake, plum sauce and raspberry, with a fleshy texture that hangs through the finish. Has guts without the vintage's chewy, taut feel.
Plenty of fruit and velvety tannins. Full body, juicy fruit, and a wonderful depth for the vintage.