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Château Fleur Cardinale Grand Cru Classé (no reserve) 2016

Black fruitFood-friendly wineWine for cellaring

14.5%

9L

Intensity

Quantity : 12 bottlesObservation : 12 NormalLevel : 12 NormalOrigin : domainRecoverable VAT : noRegion : BordeauxAppellation : Saint-Émilion Grand Cru ClasséClassification : Grand cru classéOwner : Famille DecosterRemark : lot donated by the domain. Charity auction to benefit French charity Ukraine Amitié. All proceeds (including buyer's commission) will be donated.
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Lot presentation

Château Fleur Cardinale Grand Cru Classé (no reserve) 2016

The wine

This wine has come to be considered one of the appellation's heavyweights and was promoted to Grand Cru Classé in the 2006 classification. Château La Fleur Cardinale produces remarkable wines with an expressive, spicy, slightly animal bouquet. Particularly rich on the palate, it develops notes of ripe fruit and undergrowth. This wine has a substantial capacity to age and should be kept for at least five years.

About the Producer Château Fleur Cardinale

A year after the sale of their Porcelain company, Limoges Haviland, in 2001, Dominique and Florence Decoster bought Château La Fleur Cardinale. They undertook a substantial investment programme to improve the vineyard and modernize the winery. Located to the east of the village of Saint Emilion, on one of the high points in the appellation, the property covers 23.5 hectares. Planted in clay-limestone soil in the middle of the slopes, the vines are mainly Merlot (76%) with the rest being made up of Cabernet Sauvignon (4%) and Cabernet Franc (20%). After harvesting, the grapes are sorted twice, before and after destemming. The vinification process, on a plot by plot basis, is especially rigorous, and the wines are then aged in new oak barrels for 12 to 14 months.

Detailed characteristics

Quantity : 12 bottles

Level : 12 NormalObservation : 12 Normal

Origin : domain

Type of cellar : specialised storage

Recoverable VAT : no

Original wooden case / Original case : yes

French customs seal : yes

Alcohol percentage : 14.5 %

Region : Bordeaux

Appellation : Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

Classification : Grand cru classé

Owner : Famille Decoster

Vintage : 2016

Colour : red

Ageing potential : drink until 2036

Service temperature : 16°

Viticulture : sustainable farming More information....

Size (in ha) : 23 hectares

Volume : 45000 bottles

Intensity : classic

Leading aroma : black fruit

Tasting occasion : food-friendly wine

Remark : lot donated by the domain. Charity auction to benefit French charity Ukraine Amitié. All proceeds (including buyer's commission) will be donated.

Grape variety : Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
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iDealwine Price Estimate

Château Fleur Cardinale Grand Cru Classé (no reserve) 2016

The iDealwine Price Estimate(1) is based on auction results, using the hammer price of lots including the buyer's premium for the sale.
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Current auction price estimate(1)
Château Fleur Cardinale Grand Cru Classé (no reserve) 2016
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44
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