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2022 Chateau Fleur CardinaleBlend from France


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  • 94-96 Jeb Dunnuck -
  • 95-96 James Suckling -
  • 94 Jane Anson - Inside Bordeaux
  • 94 Georgina Hindle - Decanter
  • 90-92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
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This is a PRE-ORDER. Estimated Arrival: 09/30/2025




One of the finest vintages to date for this estate, possibly eclipsing the 2016, the 2022 Château Fleur Cardinale offers a medium to full-bodied, seamless, incredibly elegant and balanced profile that brings beautiful richness in its ripe black raspberry and cassis fruits as well as some spicy, floral, and herbal nuances. Balanced and nicely concentrated, with ripe tannins, it does everything right in the vintage.

95-96 James Suckling -

Plenty of ripe berry and currant character with some freshly cut black cherries. Hints of chocolate. Medium body with firm tannins and a flavorful finish. Yet all in reserve. Crunchy.

94 Jane Anson - Inside Bordeaux

These guys know how to combine intensity and lift, and here they capture the exuberance and exoticism of the spice and fruit character of 2022 wiyhout going overboard. This is big but has enjoyable floral character and chalky tannins, needs some time in bottle to soften, but there is juice and punch.

94 Georgina Hindle - Decanter

Floral flecks with ripe black fruits on the nose. Straight and linear, concentrated but kept in check by fine and firm tannins that keep the frame relatively narrow and focused from start to finish. Nice purity and clarity of elements with cool blueberries alongside slate, liquorice and crushed stones giving the mineral nuance. Still has tension so you're not getting much width at this point but everything is presented so nicely and formally, all in its place with high acidity making it such an appealing, friendly and drinkable wine. Great stuff from this estate that continues to impress. Yield 38hl/ha. Harvest 19-30 September. Ageing 12-14 months, 72% new French oak barrels, 18% one wine, 7% 30hl foudres, 3% 750l amphora. 3.6pH. Bee friendly. Jean-Philippe fort consultant.

90-92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

The 2022 Fleur Cardinale is soft, open and forthcoming. Dark fruit, chocolate, sweet spice, leather and licorice all open nicely. There's good depth but less in the way of energy or excitement. All the elements are very well balanced. Perhaps I caught this on a quiet day. Tasted two times.

Product Detail

Item # 135788
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St. Emilion

94-96 - Jeb Dunnuck -

95-96 - James Suckling -

94 - Jane Anson - Inside Bordeaux

94 - Georgina Hindle - Decanter

90-92 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Vintage 2022
Color Red
Varietal(s) Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Taste currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger and vanilla
Nose violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box