2015 Saint Estèphe

Grapes Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cab Sauv
Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Haut Médoc
Village Saint Estèphe
ABV 13.5%

A much more modern wine than anything produced when it was called Capbern Gasqueton. A big dense-fruit nose, a purple-fruit filled velvet punch, all very well-integrated. The front-end is incredibly impressive with all the dark berry fruit depth to the flavour. It takes its time to open up in the middle and finish. Very ripe, with a sophisticated élevage in barrel, this is a lot of wine for the money. Drinking range: 2020 - 2026 L&S (May 2020)

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68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot. Tasted even better (than at the two general tastings where previously seen) at Calon (The Calon team make it), sappy and cool and fresh. It has a very nice unmucked-about-with frankness, a cool flow of fruit and defined black cherry on the finish. Rating: 90-91 L&S (Apr 2016)

Dark cherry, plum, violet, lavender, licorice and menthol notes infuse the 2015 Capbern. Pliant and inviting, with lovely fruit density, the 2015 is a terrific choice for drinking now and over the next decade or so. The 2015 speaks to balance and harmony above all else. Like all Saint-Estèphes in this vintage, the 2015 lacks a bit of stuffing. Even so, the 60% new oak is nicely integrated. The blend is 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. Tasted two times Drinking range: 2020 - 2020 Rating: 89 Antonio Galloni, (Feb 2018)

This is structured and very linear with superfine and polished tannins. It’s full-bodied yet reserved and held back with such tension and focus. Full-bodied, fine and chewy on the finish. Drinking range: 2020 - Rating: 92 James Suckling, (Feb 2018)

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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