Chateau La Cardonne Medoc 2016 - 750ml

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92pts James Suckling

Lots of dark-berry and chocolate-bean aromas follow through to a full body, chewy tannins and a juicy finish. A blend of 50 per cent merlot, 45 per cent cabernet sauvignon and five per cent cabernet franc. Needs two or three years to soften. Better after 2022.

91pts Vinous

The 2016 La Cardonne has a lively bouquet with red and black fruit, cedar and light mint aromas, quite Pauillac in style. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, vibrant and quite precise with well judged oak towards the persistent finish. Looking for a Cru Bourgeois in the Médoc? Look no further. Superb. Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois tasting in London.

91pts Wine Enthusiast

This 108-acre property has produced a wine with rich black-fruit flavors and dense tannins. It has a firm structure as well as a strong juicy element. It's ripe, full and likely to age well. Drink from 2023. ROGER VOSS

Winemaker Notes

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.


Sitting proudly on the Medoc's highest plateau, Chateau LA CARDONNE has consistently produced the finest Medoc Cru Bourgeois wines for over three centuries. Chateau 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 cedar, 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, their unique terroir delivers rich and complex wines with minimal intervention, winning awards and recognition around the world.