Looking for a top quality Cabernet-dominated Bordeaux at an affordable price? You have come to the right place. Château Capbern used to be called Capbern-Gasqueton, but changed its name when it was bought by Suravenir Insurance along with Calon Ségur in 2012. The winemaking team of Calon – Laurent Dufau, Vincent Millet and Eric Boissenot (consultant to many top properties) – are making serious wines at Capbern, like this brilliant 2014, which is a steal for the quality.
Château Capbern St Estèphe 2014 Bordeaux, France
14.5% alcohol. 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, with 60% new oak. Supple, concentrated and balanced with fresh blackcurrant fruit and some black cherry notes. Nicely structured with some grainy, grippy characters sitting under the concentrated, sleek fruit. It’s ripe and generous but also has lovely structure and freshness. A sumptuous yet balanced wine. 94/100 (£20.68 Justerini & Brooks, £22.99 Cadman Fine Wine)
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