Château Fleur Cardinale Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

9.133 ratings on Delectable
$79.99

A stunning sleeper of the vintage, quality at this property has soared under the relatively new owners, Dominique and Florence Decosters. The 2005, a blend of 70% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, was fashioned from yields of 33 hectoliters per hectare. This concentrated wine possesses a gorgeous bouquet of smoke, black currant liqueur, lead pencil shavings, cedar, and Asian spices. In the mouth, it displays a chocolaty richness, a beautiful texture, an expansive, multilayered mouthfeel, and a 45-second finish. A fabulous effort, it will be drinkable in 4-5 years, and should last for over two decades. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Doug Kahn Delectable Pro

Will develop beautifully

Will develop beautifully

9.1

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik Delectable Pro

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

Magnificent showing! Started slowly and needed a good 5-6 hours to really express itself, but then... Wow! Powerful and drinking perfectly now with resolved yet present tannins, great plummy fruit, cassis, fading flowers and roasted herbs, wonderfully framed by toasty, yet completely integrated oak. Long, still fruity finish, with all components in place.

Magnificent showing! Started slowly and needed a good 5-6 hours to really express itself, but then... Wow! Powerful and drinking perfectly now with resolved yet present tannins, great plummy fruit, cassis, fading flowers and roasted herbs, wonderfully framed by toasty, yet completely integrated oak. Long, still fruity finish, with all components in place.

9.6

Lawrence Bernstein

Very tannic for the first hour and then it softened. Dry and chalky but after time it opened and some fruit emerged but too little too late.

Very tannic for the first hour and then it softened. Dry and chalky but after time it opened and some fruit emerged but too little too late.

8.3

Christian Fischer

Very nice. Typical intense st. Emilion aromas

Very nice. Typical intense st. Emilion aromas

9.1