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Fleur Cardinale 2012 (750ML) FR Flag In Stock
Fleur Cardinale 2012 (750ML)
93 WA
"The 2012 Fleur Cardinale is a beautiful example of modern Saint-Emilion. Silky tannins and soft contours wrap around a core of red cherry jam, wild flowers, mint, cinnamon and white pepper. Dramatic and expansive on the palate, the 2012 shows remarkable nuance for such an intense wine. All the elements fall into place effortlessly...93" Antonio Galloni, VM 1/16 "The flagship wine from the Decoster family, this blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon has been a hugely successful wine since they acquired this 58-acre estate and revolutionized the level of quality. This is consistently one of the best St.-Emilions and over-achieving for its classification. The 2012 has pure, striking aromatics of blueberry, black raspberry, minerals and flowers. Medium to full-bodied, ripe and multi-dimensional, with a beautiful texture, this is stunning wine that completely dominates its classification and over-delivers in terms of quality and potential longevity. It should drink well for 15 or more years. Yields were a modest 34 hectoliters per hectare from an unusually late harvest – October 22 to November 2...93" Robert Parker, WA 4/15 93+ Points, Zachys Buying Team: β€œIt's just another value gem that is a testament to the 2012 vintage from the Right Bank and Pessac. Just like the 2012 Malartic-Lagraviere, it is explosive right from the bottle with its ripe fruit and seductive, silk-like texture. It is all about blue and black fruit, but what we appreciate about this wine is the underlying structure and minerality. This is a wine that is approachable today but will go the distance. At this price point, it has a lot to say and offer making it our wine of the day.”
Product #: 373255

Bottle Price: $49.99
Case Price: $599.88



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