laying-down2015 Ch. Capbern Gasqueton, St Estephe

Product: 2015-0750-00-8107941
  • Wine Advocate
  • James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson
  • Ready, but will improve


The 2015 Capbern (formerly Capbern Gasqueton) is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, to be matured in 60% new oak over the next 18 months. This is the first time that Petit Verdot has been included in the blend from new plantings, around ten-years-old now. It has a crisp blackberry and bilberry scented bouquet, quite linear, a floral aspect emerging after a couple of minutes in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with quite a structured opening, a decidedly more masculine Capbern Gasqueton in the making, with a slight tinniness towards the finish. Give this 3-4 years in bottle for the jaggedness in those tannins to soften. Drink 2019-2030. - Wine Advocate (2016)

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{ratings}[] Wine Advocate:: 88-90/100    
[] James Suckling:: 92/100    
[] Jancis Robinson:: 16.5/20{ratings} {***}
Bottle Price 75 cl $205