My first bottle of this wine (any vintage). No major impression. I've tended to avoid St. Emilion because of the blend (merlot/cab franc) and I think the flavor profile just doesn't thrill me. Don't trust my judgement on taste, but definitely could use a couple more years.
Very impressive colour and much fruit. Certainly a crowd-pleaser which possibly benifited more from favourable weather and harvest conditions than from sophisticated wine making. In my opinion absence of finesse and too juicy to go for a very good Bordeaux. In spite of this I like it too as a wine that does not necessarily ask fot food. 88 pts
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(Chateau Fleur Cardinale St Emilion) Rather reserved character on the nose, with some attractive red fruits. The structure is a little soft, although there is fresh midpalate acidity and there is a little grip too. Lots of cherry fruit, slightly bitter, with relatively low acidity and a ripe, well-extracted style overall.
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