Chateau Cap Saint George Bordeaux, Complete Guide

Learn everything about Chateau Cap Saint George St. Georges St. Emilion with wine tasting notes and wine with food pairing tips. Learn the best vintages, the history of the property, and information on the vineyards and winemaking. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau Cap Saint George History, Overview

Chateau Cap Saint George is owned by Jean Philippe Janoueix who owns several vineyards in the Right Bank, in Pomerol, Saint Emilion, and Bordeaux Superieur.

The estate was purchased by Jean-Philippe Janoueix in 2014, which also marks the debut of their first vintage. While the first vintage produced here by the new owners is relatively recent, the vineyard has one of the longest histories in the region as evidence shows the site was cultivated by the ancient Romans close to 2,000 years ago.

Chateau Cap Saint George Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking

The 19-hectare vineyard of Chateau Cap Saint George is planted to 86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc with vines that face due south. The has a terroir of limestone and clay soils. The vines are old. On average, they are close to 32 years of age. The vine density is 5,5000 vines per hectare for the older plantings with new plantings taking place at a higher level of density, 6,600 vines per hectare.

To produce the wine of Chateau Cap Saint George, vinification takes place in vat. Malolactic fermentation occurs in barrels. The wine is then aged in 100% new, French oak barrels for between 16-18 months, with the first 6 months of aging on its lees before bottling.

On average, the production is close to 5,000 cases of wine per vintage. There is a second wine, Cap d’Or. Chateau Cap Saint George is an up-and-coming Bordeaux value wine producer to keep your eye on as the wine continues improving in quality vintage after vintage.

In addition to Cap Saint George, Jean-Philippe owns and manages multiple vineyards including Chateau La Confession in Saint Emilion, La Croix St, Georges in Pomerol, and Croix Mouton in Bordeaux Superieur.

The best vintages of Chateau Cap Saint George are: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015.

When to Drink Chateau Cap Saint George, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Cap Saint George is much better with at least 2-4 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 1 hour or so.

This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Cap Saint George offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 4-15 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Cap Saint George with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Cap Saint George is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Cap Saint George is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Cap Saint George is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.

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Château Cap Saint George Wine Tasting Notes

10 Vintages 17,091 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating

2023
91
Spearmint, tobacco, spice, red berries, and cigar wrappers create the character here. Soft, fresh, and fruity, with sweetness to the cherries, raspberries, and plums on the palate, vibrant, forward, red pit fruit filled wine is going to be delicious on release. The blends 88% Merlot, and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is perfect for early drinking pleasure, yet it can be aged for more complexity as well. Drink from 2026-2035. 90-92 Pts.

Spearmint, tobacco, spice, red berries, and cigar wrappers create the character here. Soft, fresh, and fruity, with sweetness to the cherries, raspberries, and plums on the palate, vibrant, forward, red pit fruit filled wine is going to be delicious on release. The blends 88% Merlot, and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is perfect for early drinking pleasure, yet it can be aged for more complexity as well. Drink from 2026-2035. 90-92 Pts.

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2022
92
Flowers, cinnamon, and plums form the core of the wine. On the palate, the wine is plush, soft, and fresh, with sweetness ,and energy on the mid-palate, and in the finish. The wine is produced from blending 84% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. 13.9% ABV. 3.55 pH. This is perfect for early drinking pleasure, yet it can be aged for more complexity as well. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-93 Pts.

Flowers, cinnamon, and plums form the core of the wine. On the palate, the wine is plush, soft, and fresh, with sweetness ,and energy on the mid-palate, and in the finish. The wine is produced from blending 84% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. 13.9% ABV. 3.55 pH. This is perfect for early drinking pleasure, yet it can be aged for more complexity as well. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-93 Pts.

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2021
89
Licorice, black-cherry, flowers and wet earth on the nose. Medium-bodied, forward, soft, polished, fresh and refined, with a touch of salinity in the tannins on the backend of the minty finish. The wine is produced from blending 84% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is perfect for early drinking pleasure. Drink from 2023-2030. 88-90

Licorice, black-cherry, flowers and wet earth on the nose. Medium-bodied, forward, soft, polished, fresh and refined, with a touch of salinity in the tannins on the backend of the minty finish. The wine is produced from blending 84% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is perfect for early drinking pleasure. Drink from 2023-2030. 88-90

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2020
90
Flowers, herbs, smoke, espresso and red fruits line the perfume. On the palate. the wine is medium-bodied, with a silky, fresh, polished, fresh, round, red berry finish. Drink from 2023-2032.

Flowers, herbs, smoke, espresso and red fruits line the perfume. On the palate. the wine is medium-bodied, with a silky, fresh, polished, fresh, round, red berry finish. Drink from 2023-2032.

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Medium-bodied, with a showy nose of flowers, ripe red plums, kirsch, smoke, spice and licorice, the wine is soft, silky, polished, spicy and fresh, with a nice sweetness to the elegant fruits in the finish. You can drink this on release and over the next decade or longer with ease. 89-91 Pts

Medium-bodied, with a showy nose of flowers, ripe red plums, kirsch, smoke, spice and licorice, the wine is soft, silky, polished, spicy and fresh, with a nice sweetness to the elegant fruits in the finish. You can drink this on release and over the next decade or longer with ease. 89-91 Pts

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2019
90
Black cherries, espresso and red plums show nicely in this soft-textured, supple, fresh, red berry filled wine. The finish is a tad oaky, but there is more than enough fruit here to round things out nicely. Give it a year or two of bottle age and it should be even better. Drink from 2022-2032.

Black cherries, espresso and red plums show nicely in this soft-textured, supple, fresh, red berry filled wine. The finish is a tad oaky, but there is more than enough fruit here to round things out nicely. Give it a year or two of bottle age and it should be even better. Drink from 2022-2032.

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Mineral-driven, floral, fresh, leafy and cherry-filled to its core, the wine is forward, fruity and round, with soft, ripe fruits on the finish and promises to be even better after a year or two in the cellar to better integrate the wine. 89-91 Pts

Mineral-driven, floral, fresh, leafy and cherry-filled to its core, the wine is forward, fruity and round, with soft, ripe fruits on the finish and promises to be even better after a year or two in the cellar to better integrate the wine. 89-91 Pts

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2018
89
Medium-bodied, round, soft, polished and ripe, with a sweet plum and cherry character, the wine is forward, and easy to drink, leaving with sweet plums and a hit of espresso.

Medium-bodied, round, soft, polished and ripe, with a sweet plum and cherry character, the wine is forward, and easy to drink, leaving with sweet plums and a hit of espresso.

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Floral and fresh, with leafy, green herbs, rocks and plums, the wine is silky, round, sweet and delivers a serious blast of ripe red fruits and stone in the finish. This will be better if you age it for a few years. The was made from blending 82% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is going to be very hard to find a better wine for the money than you find here in this vintage. 89-91 Pts

Floral and fresh, with leafy, green herbs, rocks and plums, the wine is silky, round, sweet and delivers a serious blast of ripe red fruits and stone in the finish. This will be better if you age it for a few years. The was made from blending 82% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is going to be very hard to find a better wine for the money than you find here in this vintage. 89-91 Pts

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2017
87
This is a medium bodied, round, easy drinking, soft textured, fruity charmer, which is already delicious in your glass. You can drink this on release or age it for a year or two.

This is a medium bodied, round, easy drinking, soft textured, fruity charmer, which is already delicious in your glass. You can drink this on release or age it for a year or two.

1,209 Views   Tasted
2016
88
Lush, fat, juicy, sweet and forward, there are blackberries, dark raspberries and plums all over the place. The finish is long, low acid and fruity. You can drink this on release or age it for a year or two, letting the oak further integrate.

Lush, fat, juicy, sweet and forward, there are blackberries, dark raspberries and plums all over the place. The finish is long, low acid and fruity. You can drink this on release or age it for a year or two, letting the oak further integrate.

2,230 Views   Tasted
2015
88
Medium bodied with a sweet plum and cherry character, the wine is soft, forward, and easy to drink, leaving with a blast of fresh, spicy black raspberries.

Medium bodied with a sweet plum and cherry character, the wine is soft, forward, and easy to drink, leaving with a blast of fresh, spicy black raspberries.

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2014
87
The debut vintage shows fresh black raspberry and spice on the nose. The wine is soft textured, medium bodied, supple and an early drinking charmer. The wine was produced from 91% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc. The wine reached 13.9% ABV and will be aged in 45% new, French oak barrels. 87-88 Pts

The debut vintage shows fresh black raspberry and spice on the nose. The wine is soft textured, medium bodied, supple and an early drinking charmer. The wine was produced from 91% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc. The wine reached 13.9% ABV and will be aged in 45% new, French oak barrels. 87-88 Pts

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