Chateau Capbern 2019
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Chateau Capbern
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
District: St Estephe
Grapes Varieties: 30% Merlot,69% Cabernet Sauvignon,1% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 15% abv Packing: Original Wooden Case of 6 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
JS=93 A perfumed nose of mulberries, dark cherries, earth, black tea, cloves and cedar. Full-bodied with tight, sinewy tannins. Well structured and balanced with a fleshy texture and a flavorful, long finish. Big wine. Drink from 2025.
WS=92 Alluring, with range and character, showing black tea, sweet bay leaf, violet, black currant preserve and singed alder hints. This is carried by a substantial but fine-grained structure, ending with a late sanguine hint. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2032.
WA=89-91 Very deep purple-black in colour, the 2019 Capbern explodes from the glass with notes of prunes, baked black cherries and fruitcake plus suggestions of mocha, Chinese five-spice, tobacco leaf and cedar chest with a touch of peppercorns. Full-bodied, rich and voluptuous (15.1% alcohol!), the palate has a firm, chewy backbone and just enough freshness, finishing long and spicy.
AG=89-91 Capbern is bold and exuberant in 2019. Black cherry, plum, chocolate, new leather, liquorice and spice are kicked up a few notches here. Exuberant and racy to the core, Capbern is a total knock-out in this vintage. At 15.1% alcohol, this is an especially unctuous, rich and ripe style, but it works well in this vintage for this cru.