2016 Château Capbern, St-Estèphe
2016 Bordeaux En Primeur
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc
We were very pleased to secure a parcel today of this much-in-demand St-Estèphe. Made by the same team as the fabulous Calon-Segur, Capbern offers exceptional value for money. Very harmonious, with plump blackberry and cherry fruit, good structure and expression. A fine claret indeed - and as one journalist puts it "Don't miss it"! Ben Godfrey - Buyer, Mr.Wheeler
It has a clean and precise bouquet with blackberry, mint and just a hint of boot polish. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin; this is a typical Saint-Estèphe in terms of a bold, almost Montrose-like tannic structure, gently grippy with more than enough freshness on the pert finish. There is a lovely touch of cracked black pepper on the aftertaste. Give this three or four years in bottle as this is a fine Château Capbern. Scores: 90/92 - Neal Martin
Love the stone, tar and black currant in this. Full and tight with firm and silky tannins and a long, long finish. Spicy, too. Can't wait to see how this evolves. Serious. Scores: 92/93 - James Suckling
69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 4% very old Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. 60% new oak. Very deep crimson. Round and flattering texture with lots of zappy tannin. A little more angular than the famous 2009 but very easy to drink. Tannins quite marked at the moment. Very round tannins but they are there in such profusion that you will have to wait... Drink 2024-32. Scores: 17 - Jancis Robinson
UB* - Under Bond This wine is available En Primeur. The price shown is not inclusive of UK duty and VAT, which is payable at the prevailing rate (On publication duty was £25.92 per case of 12 x 75cl bottles, plus 20% VAT) upon delivery from bond.Wines will be shipped in the spring of 2019 and we'll contact you once they've arrived. You will have the option to take delivery, or keep your wine in professional storage.
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