Vintages - Château LA CARDONNE

Château La Cardonne 2011

Roger Voss in Wine Enthusaist writes.. "It shows good weight, ripe fruit and well-judged wood aging. Berry fruit flavors are supported by dusty tannins and a dense texture. At the end, the juicy acidity gives a shot of freshness".

Château La Cardonne 2010

Deep garnet red, with purple highlights. The bouquet mingles black fruits (blueberry, blackberry), spices and perfectly integrated wood. The palate is rich, round and fresh. Impressive and yet fine tannins, very promising.  A long finish with vanilla aroma.

Château La Cardonne 2009

Deep crimson. Relatively subtle nose. Nicely polished fruit with some energy and real zest in this cru bourgeois supérieur. Fine, classic and silky.

Château La Cardonne 2008

Sleek and fresh, with a nice tangy edge to the mouthwatering damson plum and black cherry fruit. Tobacco and spice notes are subtle on the finish.

Château La Cardonne 2007

Brilliant, deep red in colour.
With a fresh bouquet of red current and cherry evolving to floral and slightly minty notes as it breathes.The palate is meaty, the tannins dense yet velvety, with a flowery acacia note. The discreet and elegant wood resulting in a perfect balance.

Château La Cardonne 2006

Magnificent deep red colour with purple tints. Nose of liquorice and violet wrapped around classic black fruit aromas. Voluminous, soft palate. The tannins are well-integrated, showing plenty of character but without aggressiveness and underlying some fine fruit. One word sums it all: elegance.

Château La Cardonne 2005

Superb deep ruby red. The wide-open bouquet of ripe red fruits is accompanied by delicate floral notes of wisteria and acacia blossom. The highly elegant palate is chewy and fruity with a dense tannic base. In it, you can detect a mixture of small wild berries, finely integrated oak and some floral, cut hay notes persisting through to the long, fresh finish.

Château La Cardonne 2004

Deep ruby red. Mature, complex nose of blossom and ripe fruit. The palate is supple yet firm, with black berried fruits (cassis, bilberry), superb length and a delicious touch of liquorice at finish.

Château La Cardonne 2003

An engaging crimson in colour, with aromatic expression that improves on swirling. It then opens up to reveal sun-soaked fruit, jammy notes and light tobacco. The palate is an array of fine spices, toasty notes and black fruit. The rich, tightly structured tannins mellow to a rounded, delicate finish.

Château La Cardonne 2002

Crimson to ruby in colour, with a beautifully balanced bouquet (oak and fruit with a slightly meaty note), displaying a firm, elegant palate. There follows a succession of complex aromas, with fruit but also dead leaves and cut straw, leading to a fine liquorice finish. Game lovers will serve this with venison, but it's just as good with mutton, rib steak or duck á la royale.

Château La Cardonne 2001

Promising purple in colour with attractive ruby tints.
The bouquet offers a broad scope of ripe fruits with finely oaky notes of liquorice and spice.
The full front of palate is almost sweet, with aromas of blackberry and raspberry balancing harmoniously with vanilla. The silky tannins lead to an elegant, gentle finish.

Château La Cardonne 2000

Château la Cardonne 2000 is a scintillating, dense purplish red. Its complex, fragrant bouquet is a mixture of spice, blackcurrant and bilberry. The palate is round and flavoursome, introducing mineral and deliciously smoky notes on a smooth tannin base of the very finest quality. Long, fresh finish.