2015 Croix Cardinale



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£208.00
£21.00

Average critic rating : 89.5 points

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A rich, unctuous wine, the 2015 Croix Cardinale is laced with dark cherry, plum, torrefaction, chocolate, tobacco, spice and leather. The super-ripe, late-harvest approach yields a powerful wine endowed with considerable depth and richness, but less in the way of aromatic intensity or freshness. The blend is 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc, brought in between October 13 and 20, which is to say very late for the year. In my view, this is picked too late and overdone, even among wines made in a similar style. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

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91-93

The 2015 Château Croix Cardinale is a blend of 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc, and was cropped at 30 hectoliters per hectare between October 5-20. It has a pleasant, lilting, raspberry coulis and strawberry preserve-scented bouquet. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well-judged acidity, balanced and poised with a delineated, slightly earthy finish that has just the right amount of dryness to urge another sip. This is a well-crafted Saint Émilion from the Decoster family that should age well. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2020-2040

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15

72% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc. Simple, bright, clean black fruit. Straightforward and softly structured. Has a padded sort of feel to it. Easy appeal. (RH). Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2017-2020



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Croix Cardinale 2015
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