Château LA CARDONNE - The Finest Médoc Cru Bourgeois Wine

2003 Vintage

85/100 “Very Good” “Blackberry and cherry aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a medium finish.”

2004 Vintage

★ ★ ★ “Very good colour, fine ripe fruit and an impression of Pauillac firmness and length, good wine.”

2006 Vintage

SILVER MEDAL Challenge International du Vin

2000 Vintage

89 /100 Lovely aromas of crushed berries, chocolate and smoke follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a clean finish. Well-done.

2009 Vintage

89-92 points Pretty blueberry and flowers on the nose. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Lot’s going on. Big wine for the appellation.

2001 Vintage

★ ★ ★ Blind tasting TOP WINES, Decanter Magazine

2002 Vintage

GOLD MEDAL Vinalies Interrnational Awards

2008 vintage

*** "Recommended" 15,25 points/ 20

Decanter UK February 2011

2007 Vintage

“Highly Recommended”

2005 Vintage

International Wine Challenge The Library Collection - January 2011

Sitting proudly on the Medoc’s highest plateau, our former Lafite-Rothschild vineyard, Château LA CARDONNE has consistently produced the finest Médoc Cru Bourgeois wines for over three centuries.

Château LA CARDONNE is vinified in an elegant fruit-forward style, with ripe blackcurrant and plum fruit, balanced by a rich, medium to full-bodied palate, with cedary, pencil-shaving character and smooth silky tannins.

With Cabernet Sauvignon (45%) and Cabernet Franc (5%), growing on gravel based soil and Merlot (50%), growing on limestone-clay based soil, our unique terroir delivers rich and complex wines with minimal intervention, winning awards and recognition around the world.

Château La Cardonne 2000 was voted by Decanter Magazine as the Best Cru Bourgeois of that vintage, and our 2005 vintage scored 90 points in the International Wine Challenge. More recently, our 2009 vintage scored an amazing 92 points in Wine Spectator, higher than many of the Médoc Grand Cru Classé wines. 

Our philosophy is somewhat different to many in Bordeaux. In 1990 we built the largest underground cellar in the region, locally known as "The Cathedral", where we have the ability to stock over 10 separate vintages, releasing the wines as they become ready to drink.

Today vintages from 2000 to 2005 are currently being enjoyed in over 40 countries around the world.