The 2022 Fleur Cardinale has an opulent bouquet with kirsch, blackcurrant and cedar scents. Blue fruit emerges with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet, slightly candied entry, dry tannins and an earthy finish. Like some other Saint-Émilion wines this year, it needs more brightness and, perhaps perversely, is missing the charm of the previous vintage.
Anticipated maturity: 2028-2045