Toujours sur le site du Wine Advocate, voici les notes et commentaires sur des propriétés amies :
Chateau Sansonnet 2013 89-91 : "This is another property much like Villemaurine, that has come of age and is one of the up-and-coming stars to look for from St. Emilion. The 2013 is a sleeper of the vintage, much like the 2009 and 2010. The final blend is 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc hit 13.5% natural alcohol. The wine was produced from 12 hl/ha yields, largely because of the vintage. Seventy percent of the harvest made it into the final wine. It shows good structure, an opaque purple color, and a sweet nose of blueberry and black raspberry fruit (a characteristic of this estate), licorice, graphite and spring flowers. It is medium-bodied, has good depth, overall ripeness and should drink nicely for 10-12+ years." RP
Chateau La Vieille Cure 2013 88-89 : " This property, which appears incapable of doing anything wrong, continues to over-perform, producing delicious Merlot-dominated wines loaded with fruit and purity. The plump, enticing 2013 stands out as one of the top wines of the Right Bank and the Fronsac appellation. A deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by abundant notes of raspberry and black cherry fruit, medium body, noticeable but well-integrated acidity and a fine finish. It should drink well for 5-7 years." RP
Chateau Fleur Cardinale 2013 89-91 : "The wine, a final blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, produced just over 4,000 cases, which is almost half the winery's normal production. Their brilliant duo of consultants was Jean-Luc Thunevin and Michel Rolland-s assistant Jean-Philippe Fort. Natural alcohol comes in at 13.5% and the wine is soft, round, opulent and elegant with sweet blackcurrant and black raspberry fruit, a hint of cherries, dusty, loamy soil undertones, tobacco leaf, licorice and a touch of background oak. It is medium-bodied, very attractive and can be drunk early on or cellared for 7-10 years. This is, once again, a sleeper of the vintage.
This has been one of the outstanding buys in all of Bordeaux for well over a decade. The Decoster family has done a remarkable job in consistently producing some of the most enjoyable as well as complex and delicious wines of St. Emilion. The property is not small, with about 55 acres of vineyard. In 2013 yields were absurdly low, at 17 hectoliters per hectare." RP