Château Fleur Cardinale AOC St Emilion Grand Cru Classe 2020
  • Cabernet Franc, Merlot
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 15.00% alc./vol

Château Fleur Cardinale AOC St Emilion Grand Cru Classe 2020

France
Regular price $93.00per bottle ($558.00per case)
6 bottles per case
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Rich & Powerful

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The vineyards of Château Fleur Cardinale span nearly 23 hectares. The estate is located in the village of Saint-Etienne-de-Lisse, in the eastern part of the Saint-Émilion appellation. The estate borders Château Valandraud, a Premier Grand Cru Classé B. Château Fleur Cardinale is located on the northern rim of a clay-limestone plateau. There are precisely 6 different types of soil and subsoil. The majority of these soils are exactly the same in terms of soil classification as those found in the very heart of Saint-Émilion village.

Deep, concentrated colour with its intense range of aromas dominated by ripe fruit with floral and spicy overtones. This wine is charmingly balanced and generous on the palate with perfectly smooth tannins with a lasting finish.

Pair this wine with a Sunday roast or grilled ribeye with classic accompaniments. 

Press Reviews

James Suckling

96 Points

Attractive aromas of blueberries and mulberries with graphite, dark licorice and crushed stones. Dark chocolate, too. Full-bodied. Impressive quality to the tannin structure that starts gently and glossy and continues to build, gaining power throughout the palate. Deep and dense with a velvety dark-fruited core. Really long, tense and persistent. 77% merlot, 18% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon. Try after 2026.

Jeb Dunnuck

92-94 Points

I tasted the 2020 Château Fleur Cardinale from three separate bottles, all of which showed brilliantly. Offering lots of red and black fruits as well as dark chocolate and rocky, earthy minerality, it’s a full-bodied, firm yet promising wine with terrific overall balance and length as well as purity of fruit. Short-term cellaring is the name of the game here, but it’s going to shine for at least two decades. It’s well worth seeking out.