2015 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé from Bordeaux.
The 2015 Chateau Fleur Cardinale is 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Like 2009 and 2010 wintages, Chateau Fleur Cardinale 2015 is the perfect combination of strength and scrumptious aspect brought by Merlot, finesse and elegance thanks to Cabernet Franc and of structure and mineral aspect brought by Cabernet Sauvignon.
The intense and deep red coloured Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé offers a remarkable ripeness on the nose. The latter is dominated by macerated fresh and vibrant black fruits. This wine reveals an aromatic palette with good depth. On the palate, the 2015 Chateau La Fleur Cardinale is ample, fleshy and has a silky texture.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Château Fleur Cardinale is a blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon matured in 100% new oak. It offers sweet dates and figs tincturing the dark cherry and blueberry fruit on the nose. Heady perhaps, yet there is more delineation here than I have discerned in other vintages. The palate is full-bodied with lush ripe black cherry fruit, blueberry and cassis coming in behind, fanning out towards a plush finish that just needs a little more precision to come through.