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Château Capbern

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2023
92
Mint, tobacco leaf, cedar, cherries, and currants pop in the nose. The medium-bodied, refined, soft, forward, fruity-palate is going to provide delicious drinking on release. The wine blends 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. 14.6% ABV, 3.7 pH. Drink from 2026-2040. 92-94 Pts.

Mint, tobacco leaf, cedar, cherries, and currants pop in the nose. The medium-bodied, refined, soft, forward, fruity-palate is going to provide delicious drinking on release. The wine blends 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. 14.6% ABV, 3.7 pH. Drink from 2026-2040. 92-94 Pts.

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2022
93
Spring mint, currants, black cherries, tobacco, and a touch of spice in the nose lead the way to the palate, which, even though the ABV is high, the fruits feel fresh, and lively, with no touch of heat. You find a nice touch of oceanic influence at the end of the finish. The wine blends 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. 15% ABV, 3.8 pH. Drink from 2026-2040. 92-94 Pts.

Spring mint, currants, black cherries, tobacco, and a touch of spice in the nose lead the way to the palate, which, even though the ABV is high, the fruits feel fresh, and lively, with no touch of heat. You find a nice touch of oceanic influence at the end of the finish. The wine blends 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. 15% ABV, 3.8 pH. Drink from 2026-2040. 92-94 Pts.

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2021
91
A tiny hint of espresso, flowers, Indian spices, and bright, red fruits in the nose open the wine. Medium-bodied, soft, vibrant and crisp, the red fruits have sweetness, lift, energy and a tint of spice, with a sprig of refreshing mint that comes in at the end of the finish. This will drink well young. Drink from 2025-2038.

A tiny hint of espresso, flowers, Indian spices, and bright, red fruits in the nose open the wine. Medium-bodied, soft, vibrant and crisp, the red fruits have sweetness, lift, energy and a tint of spice, with a sprig of refreshing mint that comes in at the end of the finish. This will drink well young. Drink from 2025-2038.

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Flowers, spicy red berries and savory underbrush notes open the wine. Medium-bodied, soft, vibrant and crisp, with hints of spice and olives to accompany the red currants in the finish, this will drink well young. The wine is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot, 12.8% ABV. Drink from 2024-2038. 89-91

Flowers, spicy red berries and savory underbrush notes open the wine. Medium-bodied, soft, vibrant and crisp, with hints of spice and olives to accompany the red currants in the finish, this will drink well young. The wine is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot, 12.8% ABV. Drink from 2024-2038. 89-91

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2020
93
Flowers, dark cherries, chocolate, spice, wet forest, and black currants create the perfume. On the palate, the wine is equally fresh as it is ripe, sweet, lush and creamy with layers of rich, ripe, polished earthy fruits that linger. This a vineyard to keep an eye on as it getting better and better. Drink from 2023-2038.

Flowers, dark cherries, chocolate, spice, wet forest, and black currants create the perfume. On the palate, the wine is equally fresh as it is ripe, sweet, lush and creamy with layers of rich, ripe, polished earthy fruits that linger. This a vineyard to keep an eye on as it getting better and better. Drink from 2023-2038.

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Spicy, dark red berries, blackberry, savory herbs, cedar and cigar box open the nose. On the palate the wine is fleshy, rich, chewy and packed with ripe currants with peppery, savory herbs. There is length, freshness, complexity and character here. This a vineyard to keep an eye on as it getting better and better. The wine blends 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, 14.1% ABV. 92-94 Pts

Spicy, dark red berries, blackberry, savory herbs, cedar and cigar box open the nose. On the palate the wine is fleshy, rich, chewy and packed with ripe currants with peppery, savory herbs. There is length, freshness, complexity and character here. This a vineyard to keep an eye on as it getting better and better. The wine blends 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, 14.1% ABV. 92-94 Pts

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2019
93
Inky dark in color, the wine kicks off with layers of plushly-textured, dark red fruits, espresso, spice and round, polished tannins. The fruit-filled finish is lush, round and opulent with length and richness in the fruits. Clearly, this is a new level of quality for Capbern. Drink from 2024-2040.

Inky dark in color, the wine kicks off with layers of plushly-textured, dark red fruits, espresso, spice and round, polished tannins. The fruit-filled finish is lush, round and opulent with length and richness in the fruits. Clearly, this is a new level of quality for Capbern. Drink from 2024-2040.

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Spicy black raspberries, cassis and blackberry fruits with just a touch of oak, wet earth and forest leaf aromas on the nose smell great. On the palate, the wine is lush, round and opulently textured, with length and purity in the fruits. Clearly, this is a new level for Capbern. The wine is a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, reaching 15.1% ABV. 92-94 Pts

Spicy black raspberries, cassis and blackberry fruits with just a touch of oak, wet earth and forest leaf aromas on the nose smell great. On the palate, the wine is lush, round and opulently textured, with length and purity in the fruits. Clearly, this is a new level for Capbern. The wine is a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, reaching 15.1% ABV. 92-94 Pts

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2018
92
Forest floor, tobacco leaf, wet earth, coffee bean, smoke, thyme and red currants open the wine. Medium-bodied, juicy, forward, bright and fresh, with a nice tangy note in the red currant finish, this is one of the better values in Left Bank Bordeaux todayl

Forest floor, tobacco leaf, wet earth, coffee bean, smoke, thyme and red currants open the wine. Medium-bodied, juicy, forward, bright and fresh, with a nice tangy note in the red currant finish, this is one of the better values in Left Bank Bordeaux todayl

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Ripe, medium-bodied, juicy, forward and already delicious, this is a fabulous vintage for Capbern that will be easy to drink on release. You'll find a nice depth of fruit and flavor here on the palate and in the finish. The wine was made from 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. 91-93 Pts

Ripe, medium-bodied, juicy, forward and already delicious, this is a fabulous vintage for Capbern that will be easy to drink on release. You'll find a nice depth of fruit and flavor here on the palate and in the finish. The wine was made from 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. 91-93 Pts

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2017
91
Alert, titillating, ripe and floral on the nose with a unique blend of earthy raspberries and cassis. Moving to the palate, the wine is medium bodied, the fruit is bright, sweet, crisp, crunchy and spicy. The blend was made from 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot.

Alert, titillating, ripe and floral on the nose with a unique blend of earthy raspberries and cassis. Moving to the palate, the wine is medium bodied, the fruit is bright, sweet, crisp, crunchy and spicy. The blend was made from 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot.

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2016
92
Blackberry, citrus, spice, earth and cassis provide the perfume for this potential first date. On the palate, the wine is fresh, vibrant, spicy, pure and yet another blast of citrus, which intrigues me. Fast forward to black fruits, chocolate and spice in the finish.

Blackberry, citrus, spice, earth and cassis provide the perfume for this potential first date. On the palate, the wine is fresh, vibrant, spicy, pure and yet another blast of citrus, which intrigues me. Fast forward to black fruits, chocolate and spice in the finish.

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2015
88
Medium-bodied with black raspberries and cassis fruits from top to bottom. Polished, fresh and fruity, with a forward, early drinking character.

Medium-bodied with black raspberries and cassis fruits from top to bottom. Polished, fresh and fruity, with a forward, early drinking character.

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Medium-bodied with a splash of tannin and a freshness of fruit on the mouth, this wine reveals dark, red fruits, espresso, herbs and olives. Made with a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and, for the first time, Petit Verdot was part of the mingle at 4%. Note, this is the second vintage with the, shortened name. 87 - 89 Pts

Medium-bodied with a splash of tannin and a freshness of fruit on the mouth, this wine reveals dark, red fruits, espresso, herbs and olives. Made with a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and, for the first time, Petit Verdot was part of the mingle at 4%. Note, this is the second vintage with the, shortened name. 87 - 89 Pts

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2014
90
From the smoky fruits and softness in the tannins to the allure of the finish, there’s much to like about this polished, medium-bodied delight. Ripe and dark, this wine reached 14.2% ABV. 88-91 Pts

From the smoky fruits and softness in the tannins to the allure of the finish, there’s much to like about this polished, medium-bodied delight. Ripe and dark, this wine reached 14.2% ABV. 88-91 Pts

7,214 Views   Tasted