2006 Secret de Cardinale

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • DBell65 Likes this wine: 89 points

    August 26, 2019 - This was very nice, pop and poured, with the bottle being drank over the course of a couple hours... nose of light red fruit, a little soil and maybe even a tad black pepper..? Pretty easy drinking at this point, I would not wait much longer on these if you have any..

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  • DoubleMagnum wrote: 87 points

    December 18, 2017 - A dash better than last time. Not as many stewed fruits but the oak is just prominent. There's a licorice note that reminds me of cheap Rhone, not Bordeaux. Smooth and full on the palate, with medium-high extract and medium acidity, high alcohol. It tastes like modern Barolo towards the finish with a dry dusty finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • TashNYC wrote: 88 points

    November 10, 2017 - Coravin taste: Alas, our last bottle seems slightly off, with more plum flavors than the other wines. Perhaps it is aging faster due to a slightly-faulty cork? Still good with roast chicken.

  • TashNYC wrote: 92 points

    July 15, 2017 - Lots of mocha and blackberry plus some caramel, spice box, cassis, tobacco and earth. We paired this with grilled burgers with Roth Buttermilk gorgonzola (a raw cheese) and it was a perfect pairing. Drink now but has some time.

    315 cases of this made, aged in 100% French oak. We paid $21 retail. Great QPR. These were $50-$60 on release -- although they didn't sell in 2008 - 2009 at that price.

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  • TashNYC wrote: 90 points

    June 28, 2017 - Initially lots of mocha plus some blackberry. With a little air, I found notes of sweet tannins, fig, caramel, spice box, mocha, and blackberries. I paired this with roast herbal chicken but that was not the right pairing. I would try roast lamb next time.

    When I purchased it I thought this was the second wine, but it is actually a special cuvée of 100% merlot.

    We paid $15 / bottle (plus shipping and fees) and it represents good value at that price point. My notes say I passed on this wine for $30 / bottle in May 2011. It was originally $50+ on release but didn't sell.

    Drink now.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144 (link)

    (Chateau Fleur Cardinale Secret de Cardinale Saint-Emilion) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Secret de Cardinale
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (1%)
  • In Cellars 244 (59%)
  • Consumed 164 (40%)

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