2011 Saint Estèphe

Grapes Merlot, Cab Sauv, Petit Verdot
Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
District Left Bank
Sub-district Haut Médoc
Village Saint Estèphe
ABV 13%

74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot. Same ownership and management as Calon Segur. Lovely supple smooth appeal. Fine tannins and cool Cabernet class. Vincent Millet had a new cuverie at his disposal for this vintage, and was for the first time able to really vinify each parcel separately. Much of the Merlot was left out; in his search for finesse he found many of the Merlots showed an acerbic power he did not like. Not massive but lovely pure length. Rating: 90 L&S (Apr 2012)

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Château Capbern

The Gasqueton family of Calon Segur also own this excellent estate situated south of the town of St Estephe, between the vineyards of Montrose and Phelan Segur.

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