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2010 Chateau Fleur Cardinale Saint-Emilion (half bottle) (Pre-Arrival)

Winery: Chateau Fleur Cardinale
Style: Red Wine
Varietal: Merlot
Region: Bordeaux
Size: 375 ml
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SKU# A10-535

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Chateau Fleur Cardinale Saint-Emilion

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: 95 points

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Black ruby. Superripe, sexy aromas of blackberry pastille and blueberry. Creamy-sweet-verging-on-confectionery, but with harmonious acidity giving shape and energy to the wine's superconcentrated dark fruit and floral flavors. Best today on the broad, energetic finish, which features substantial ripe, fine-grained tannins and slowly mounting floral persistence. A knockout.
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(a blend of 70% merlot, 25% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon) Bright ruby-red. Floral, scented aromas of cassis and chocolate. A supple, spicy midweight with flavors of raspberry, graphite and tobacco. On the soft side but juicy and delicious, finishing with a light dusting of tannins and decent length. This would have merited a higher score with a little more complexity. In fairness, some critics liked this wine a lot more than I did.

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