2018 Chateau Capbern St Estephe (6 x Bottle)

France Bordeaux St. Estephe

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.

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2018 Chateau Capbern St Estephe (6 x Bottle)

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.

France Bordeaux St. Estephe
Producer Chateau Capbern
Sub-Region St. Estephe
Region Bordeaux
Country France
Grape Variety Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2018
Colour Red
Style Medium, Dry

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Vinous

The 2018 Capbern was cropped at 41hl/ha and matured over 18 months in 60% new oak. I actually much prefer the aromatics compared to the 2018 Marquis de Calon Рmore composure and cohesion, the warmth of alcohol more contained. The palate is a very powerful with evidence of a little sur-maturité compared to say the superb 2016. This is a huge Capbern, but I find it is just missing the terroir expression of the best vintages whilst the 14.6% alcohol gives too much warmth on the finish. Two bottles were tasted, one a little more extravagant than the other. This is difficult to pin down.

88-90 Points / Drinking 2022 - 2032

By Neal Martin / November 2019

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

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.

91-93 Points

By Lisa Perrotti-Brown / April 2019