Capbern 2018, St Estephe – Case of 12 x 75cl En Primeur

Brick red in colour. Very fragrant nose with black and red fruits. Very juicy with fresh acidity, hints of spice and a long ripe mid palate. Black fruits and a long finish. Very elegant and charming.

Score: 17.5/20 Donal Morris, Tasted at Chateau Calon Segur 2nd April 2019.

The 2018 Capbern is composed of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot and comes in at 14.6% alcohol. It's anticipated to age for 16 months in barriques, 60% new. Deep purple-black in color, it leaps from the glass with vibrant scents of black raspberries, kirsch and fresh blackcurrants with nuances of cedar chest, pencil lead and forest floor plus a waft of lavender. Full-bodied, rich and packed with juicy fruit, it has a firm line of grainy tannins and loads of freshness, finishing with an herbal lift.

Score: 91/93 Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, April 2019

A fresh and firm Capbern with lots of dark berries, chocolate and hints of hazelnuts. Medium to full body and dense, lightly chewy tannins. Mineral undertone.

Score: 92/93 James Suckling,, April 2019


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