92-94Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
This is a presale offer! Full payment is required on all presales. Wine is due in Spring/Summer of 2008.
"Fleur-Cardinale's new owners, Dominique Decosters and his beautiful wife, Florence, of Havilland porcelain fame, assisted admirably by the top oenologist in Michel Rolland's laboratory, Jean-Philippe Fort, have turned this 40 plus acre vineyard into one of St.-Emilion's bright shining stars. There are just under 6,000 cases of this stunning blend of 80% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon. Its dense purple hue is followed by glorious aromas of flowers, black cherries, cassis, new saddle leather, and subtle wood. The wine reveals fabulous purity, beautiful symmetry, an expansive mouthfeel, a multilayered texture, magnificent richness, high tannin, and refreshing acidity. The alcohol is an unusually high 14.5% (a characteristic of many 2005 Right Bank efforts). This superb classic is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2025."