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  • Producer ranking ?

    5
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

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Vintage 2020

In Bordeaux, the heat resulted in early flowering. Also, this led to an early harvest after a very hot summer. As a starting point, there is great maturity in the grapes, and one can expect a more opulent vintage than in the last few years.

The summer this year has been the warmest since 1959, yet the rain has fallen at the right times during the growing season. The harvest took place two weeks before the norm and will yield grapes with high potential alcohol and the lowest acidity since the 2003 vintage. As they say in Bordeaux: "It has been a good and extreme growing season which hopefully also produces great wines".

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2020 Château Fleur Cardinale
APR 21 77M 18CF 5CS Ruby. Scented, floral, blackberries and blueberries, fruit driven and pure nose, detailed. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark fruits, anise, juicy, detailed and quite bright, lovely harmony to it, long. 14,5% alcohol and PH of 3,57. Fleur Cardinale is confirming a new level with this vintage. 93-95

  • 95p

Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with aroma reminiscent of ripe blackberries, fresh plums, juicy black cherries, with floral hints and mild spices in the background.  Subtle oak and fine hints of dark chocolate. On the palate juicy character with ripe fruit, plums and dark berries,  ripe tannins, fine toasting aroma and elegant vanilla. A complex and rich wine with excellent length and freshness. 

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Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

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