Château Palais Cardinal

 


Château Palais Cardinal is our main wine. According to the traditional methods to make a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, we use a majority of Merlot, complete with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Aged during 15 month in oak barrels, the Palais Cardinal offers attractive black fruit and incense notes on the well-defined bouquet. The palate is medium-bodied with a little oak on the entry, though it has an attractive supple texture, well-judged acidity and a comely, silky smooth finish. This long keeping wine is perfect to drink with red meat like beef ribs or duck.

Vintage 2015 awards :

  • Wine Advocate : 91/100
  • James Suckling : 92/100
  • Decanter : 92/100
  • Silver medal at the « Concours des vins de Bordeaux 2018 »
  • Bronze medal at the « Concours des vignerons indépendants 2018 »

Vintage 2014 awards :

  • Silver medal at the “Concours des vins de Bordeaux 2017”
  • Vivino : 4/5 (54 votes)

Vintage 2013 awards :

  • Gold medal at the “Concours des vignerons indépendants 2016”
  • Silver Medal at the “Concours des vins de Bordeaux 2016”
  • Vivino : 4,1/5 (36 votes)

Vintage 2012 awards :

  • Silver medal at the “Concours des vignerons indépendants 2015”
  • 4,3/5 (31 votes)
  • Guide Hachette 2016 : “Already expressive, this 2012 delivers charming aromas of red fruits, fig and vanilla. Supple and suave in attack, the palate is reinforced by dense and tight tannins, still a bit severe in the final, which will allow a good holding in the guard.”

Vintage 2011 awards :

  • Gold medal at the “Concours des vignerons indépendants 2014”
  • Revue des vins de France : 17/20. « In the plain of Saint-Sulpice de Faleyrens this property has produced a magnificent 2011! Its material is superb, perfect: graceful maturity, generous fruit on notes of ripe cherry, very discreet woody giving a very great sincere length, a lot of balance … Really delicious”
  • Vivino : 4/5 (26 votes)

Vintage 2010 awards :

  • Silver medal at the “Concours des vignerons indépendants 2013”

Revue des vins de France : 16/20. « Very good concentration with a high level of maturity that recalls the solar profile of 2009. Bel breeding for a concentrated material that deserves. This gives today a flattering character, a little grilled and smoked in the final. Stylish, modern and well-crafted”