Chateau La Fleur Cardinale 2016 (3L)
Good brambly energy leads off here, with a mix of cassis, bitter cherry and plum puree flavors entwined with red licorice and floral notes. The juicy finish pulls everything together. - WS
Chateau Fleur Cardinale is a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe that has been owned by Florence and Dominique Decoster since 2001. The property was promoted to the rank of Grand Cru Classe in 2006 and that was confirmed in 2012. The vineyards extend for 23.5ha (58 acres) across Saint-Emilion and they are planted on soils of clay and limestone Merlot dominates here and is planted alongside smaller plots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.