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Château Croix Cardinale

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2020 Château Croix Cardinale  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

5 spice, cocoa infused red berries, smoke and herbs open the wine. On the palate you find soft, layers of sweet plums and cherries. Medium-bodied, fresh and with an intriguing touch of spice, the wine ends with notes of bitter chocolate, espresso beans and red plums. 90-92 Pts

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2019 Château Croix Cardinale  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Dark in color, with a kick of smoke, licorice and chocolate-covered black cherries on the nose, the wine is soft, round, fruity, sweet, plummy and forward. You can enjoy this on release. 90-92 Pts

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2018 Château Croix Cardinale  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Medium/full bodied, silky, polished, forward and juicy, this wine is a show off with its ripe fruits, licorice, smoke and chocolate. Enjoy this early drinking charmer while waiting for its big brother to develop. 90-92 Pts

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2016 Château Croix Cardinale  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Medium/full bodied, soft, round, fresh and loaded with ripe, dark, juicy fat berries, licorice, chocolate and mocha, the wine is forward, spicy and fresh. Drink this wine while waiting for its big sister to develop. 92 Points

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Lushly textured, medium/full bodied, fresh, ripe and juicy, there are loads of sweet, silky, soft fruits and licorice that will satisfy any hedonist. 92 Points

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2015 Château Croix Cardinale  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Silky, plush and polished with weight, density and freshness, the licorice-covered, spicy fruits and sweet, polished tannins feel and taste great on your palate. 92 Points

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2014 Château Croix Cardinale  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Chocolate-covered cherries with a hint of truffle in the nose, this wine is silky, smooth and inviting with sweet berries and coffee bean in the finish. 89-91 Pts

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2012 Château Croix Cardinale  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

This Merlot dominated wine delivers a medium bodied blast of chocolate covered cherry, licorice and cocoa with soft, round textures in a forward style. This is already drinking well. 90 Points

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Lush, sweet, fleshy, ripe and over ripe berries, with licorice, dark chocolate and black cherry liqueur. 90-92 Pts

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2011 Château Croix Cardinale  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

2011 is the debut vintage for the Decosters, the owners of Fleur Cardinale and Secret de Cardinale. With the name Croix Cardinale, are you sensing a pattern here? Truffle, chocolate, licorice and jammy black berries are found in the perfume. Rich, polished, sexy and long, the plush finish is filled with chocolate-covered plums. From a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reached 15% alcohol and will be aged in 100% new oak. 91-93 Pts

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