The Bordeaux blend has been copied with considerable success in many other wine regions, the ultimate compliment. The Left Bank of the Gironde River boasts the great Chateaux of the Medoc and Graves, whilst on the Right Bank, Saint Emilion (arguably the most beautiful commune) and Pomerol. Bordeaux is synonymous with the finest quality, predominantly in red wines though great dry whites are made in the Pessac Leognan, and most wine lovers will strive to taste the sweet white wines of Chateau Yquem and its neighbouring Chateau in Sauternes and Barsac.
With 70 % Merlot and equal balancing amounts of 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the Fleur Cardinale is a complex Claret for laying down for several years before it fully unveils the multi-layered character. The forward nature of the 2007 brings us an accessible and early maturing style.
60% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot. 85% New Oak. 27 hl/ha. 14000 bts. Deep purple but not as deep as some years, as per the vintage as a whole. There is complexity on the nose here. You can smell the terroir, layered aromas, with violets and black fruit. On the palate it sits well very cool and caressing, the tannins are not aggressive at all, gentle and seductive, but it is still …