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2005 Fleur Cardinale Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Emilion - Red - Grand Cru Classe

France - Bordeaux - St Emilion

Red Bordeaux Blend - Grand Cru Classe
Score
93
IWC 92(+?)
WA 95
WS 93
JR 14.5
Drink Dates
Comm: 2014-2024 WA: 2012-2028 WS: 2016+
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IWC 92(+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138

($55-$65) Good deep red-ruby. Superripe, slightly high-toned aromas of black cherry, blackberry, mocha and licorice, with a hint of minerality adding complexity. Sweet and generous but with excellent flavor definition and plenty of underlying structure; in fact, this very juicy, fresh, mineral-driven wine shows a restrained sweetness and seems to be shutting down in the bottle. Builds impressively on the back end, with the chewy tannins coating the teeth. This should be superb in seven or eight years.

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JR 14.5
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2013-2019

Rich, sweet and coconutty. Not fine. Brutal oak tannins dry the finish. Not supple. Hard work! Stereotype Modern Red Wine rather than St-Émilion.

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WA 95
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 176
Drink Dates 2012-2028

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.

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WS 93
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2016+

Beautiful aromas of black licorice, berry and vanilla follow through to a full body, with soft, velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Polished and very pretty. Incredibly well done for this estate. 5,700 cases made.

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Author dozman3
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.301%
Tasted On 05/26/2014
Drink Dates 2014-2024

this was an eye opener. big surprise. expected good and found greatness. huge nose on the opening. on the palate it was fresh and bold with notes of blueberries, chocolate, cedar and spice. perfect balance, long--super long finish. enjoy it--a wine to savor.

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Author AoB
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.727%
Tasted On 08/31/2013
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