Château Croix Cardinale 2018
Reviews for this vintage
ANTHOCYANES, YOHAN CASTAING
Très fruité, presque gourmand, des arômes de fruits noirs très frais. Veloutée et juteuse, la bouche offre une réelle charge tannique avec une finale sur la longueur. Plein et gourmand à la fois.
Rouge grenat aux reflets violacés. Bouquet de bonne intensité marqué par des notes de mûres et de myrtilles. Le corps est crémeux et doté de bons tannins qui assurent bien les arrières. Finale friande et fruitée. 2022-2028 Mars 2019
MARKUS DEL MONEGO, MW
Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Elegant nose with restrained fruit and discreet hints of flowery components as well as mild spices. On the palate well balanced with ripe tannins, sweet fruit, mild spices and convincing length. April 2019
Very refined and polished with dark-berry, chocolate and hazelnut character. Medium body, soft and fine tannins and a flavorful finish. April 2019.
VERTDEVIN, JONATHAN CHOUKROUN CHICHEPORTICHE
16 // 92
The nose is fruity, well-balanced, racy and offers a fine power. It reveals notes of ripe/crunchy cassis, Boysen berry and small notes of wild strawberry associated with fine touches of flowers, spices as well as very discreet hints of Cuben pepper and an imperceptible varietal hint (in the background). The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers a beautiful juiciness, a mineral/acidulous frame, tension, freshness, suavity, a beautiful precision, a good finesse of the grain, a beautiful finesse of the grain, silkiness as well as an aerial side. On the palate this wine expresses notes of fleshy blackberry, fresh wild cassis and small notes fresh/crunchy red fruits associated with fine touches of flowers (iris, peony), cocoa, very discreet hints of toasted as well as a very discreet varietal hint (in the background), toasted almond and an imperceptible hint of vanilla pod (in the background). Tannins are fine, elegant and structuring. Good length.
WINE SPECTATOR, JAMES MOLESWORTH
There's lots here, with blackberry, plum and black currant flavors and anise, briar and sweet tobacco notes. Shows good energy throughout. Still needs to knit together, but all the pieces are in place. April 2019