Reviewed on 2019-01-11
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Rating 91
Style Red
Blend , Cabernet Franc
Vintage 2015
Appellation
France
ABV 14%
Price $22.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Dinner Parties, Drinking Outside the Lines, Treat Yo'self

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Franc, Merlot , Pinot Noir

Chateau La Fleur Garderose 2015 Review

Bordeaux is in a pickle. They've had no sense of place since Robert Parker strolled in with his “million dollar” schnaz. Times are a changing...sort of...maybe soon….we’ll see. Here is a bottle, though, that gives a sense of what Bordeaux would be like with more of a biodynamic approach to it. It is blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, fermented with natural yeast, and fermented in cement tanks with very little sulphur added; a natural wine lovers dream. The result is not your typical Bordeaux from St. Emilion, with soft sour cherry fruit and notes of balsamic, toothsome tannins. There is an earthiness to it that kind of takes away from the elegance, but it opens well.

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Chateau La Fleur Garderose 2015
Bordeaux is in a pickle. They've had no sense of place since Robert Parker strolled in with his “million dollar” schnaz. Times are a changing...sort of...maybe soon….we’ll see. Here is a bottle, though, that gives a sense of what Bordeaux would be like with more of a biodynamic approach to it. It is blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, fermented with natural yeast, and fermented in cement tanks with very little sulphur added; a natural wine lovers dream. The result is not your typical Bordeaux from St. Emilion, with soft sour cherry fruit and notes of balsamic, toothsome tannins. There is an earthiness to it that kind of takes away from the elegance, but it opens well.

Reviewed On: 01-11-2019
91
POINTS
Chateau La Fleur Garderose 2015
Bordeaux is in a pickle. They've had no sense of place since Robert Parker strolled in with his “million dollar” schnaz. Times are a changing...sort of...maybe soon….we’ll see. Here is a bottle, though, that gives a sense of what Bordeaux would be like with more of a biodynamic approach to it. It is blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, fermented with natural yeast, and fermented in cement tanks with very little sulphur added; a natural wine lovers dream. The result is not your typical Bordeaux from St. Emilion, with soft sour cherry fruit and notes of balsamic, toothsome tannins. There is an earthiness to it that kind of takes away from the elegance, but it opens well.

Reviewed On: 01-11-2019