Château Croix Cardinale 2016  – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Château Croix Cardinale 2016  – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

The nose is fruity and offers a slight richness as well as gourmandise. It reveals slight notes of fresh/ripe strawberry, fresh/ripe blueberry and fresh/ripe redcurrant associated with slight notes of dark chocolate, spices as well as very slight hints of Sichuan pepper and a very discreet hint of flowers (in the background). The palate is fruity and offers fat, roundness, a good structure, richness, tension as well as a slight gourmandise. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of fresh/ripe strawberry, fresh/ripe blackberry and slight notes of salinity, fresh raspberry associated with a discreet hint of fresh cassis, slight hints of toasted oak, chocolate as well as a discreet hint of cardamom. Tannins are fine and well-built. Good length and good aromatic persistence with slight notes of cacao and caramelized oak/hazelnut. The finish is slightly dry.

Note (Score): 15,25+/20

Note (Score): 90-91/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 2017/03

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)