reviewsJames Suckling 93-94
A refined and linear wine with blackberry and blueberry aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied with fine tannins and a racy finish. Classy.
Wine Advocate 90-92+
The 2021 Fleur Cardinale exhibits aromas of sweet cherries and blackberries mingled with vanilla pod and spices. Medium to full-bodied, bright and unusually elegant, it's seamless and polished, with good depth at the core and a mouthwatering finish. I suspect it will continue to flesh out with further élevage. William Kelley
The 2021 Fleur Cardinale has a very ripe bouquet of black cherries, blueberry and crushed violets scents, showing better delineation than previous vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, fine acidity, gentle grip and judicious use of oak on the finish. This is a more restrained Fleur Cardinale and it works well. Yields are down 50%. Neal Martin