Château Cardinal-Villemaurine AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Red - Technical sheet

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Château Cardinal-Villemaurine

AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Red

Situated at the centre of the small, historic town of Saint-Emilion, the estate has been family-run for the past four generations. The name of this tiny vineyard originates from the time of the Saracen invasions around 732, when the Moor armies set up an observation camp here - hence the name of Villemaurine, meaning the town of the Moors. Produced with passionate dedication by Jean-François Carrille, this wine expresses all the finesse and elegance of this exceptional terroir.

Technical sheets

  • 2010

    VINTAGE 2010

    TASTING NOTES

    The intense garnet hue and ruby tints of this wine herald in a subtle, harmonious bouquet divided between ripe red and dark fruit and oakiness with a touch of vanilla. The ample, dense palate of ripened dark fruit and spices is enhanced by a hint of minerality which is typical of the terroir. Long, elegant tannins accompany a lingering finish that leaves behind an impression of superb balance.

    AGEING

    A wine which is worth cellaring for a few years – drinking nicely from 2015 but with an ageing potential of several years more.

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    Silver medal - Challenge International du Vin Bourg et Blaye 2013

  • 2011

    VINTAGE 2011

    TASTING NOTES

    This wine is made in the village of Saint-Emilion itself and offers all the finesse and elegance typical of this prestigious appellation. Deeply coloured with dark purple tints. The evolved, complex bouquet opens with frank blackcurrant and blackberry over a weft of toasty, smoky notes, the result of ageing in elegant oak. The palate is delicate, smooth and creamy, with a lingering structure thanks to remarkably well-balanced tannins. A harmonious whole that goes to a mild, lingering finish of toast and jammy fruit.

    AGEING

    A wine which is worth cellaring for a few years – drinking nicely from 2015 but with an ageing potential of several years more.

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    Médaille d'Or - Challenge International du Vin - Bourg et Blaye 2014