Capbern Gasqueton 2009

SubregionSt Estephe

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Tasting Notes

Tasted at the chateau. A blend 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot raised in 50% new oak and 50% one-year old barrels. The Capbern-Gasqueton 2009 has a very precise bouquet with ample red fruits: wild strawberry and raspberry with subtle earth and liquorice notes underneath and beginning to rise to the surface with each swirl of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with good fruit concentration, slightly chalky tannins at this stage, good tension and mineralite coming through towards the finish with blacker fruits, one again with a hint of liquorice. Nice length and persistency. Great value + great wine equals happy customer. Tasted September 2011.

Score: 91Neal Martin,, January 2012

From the Calon-Ségur stable and very impressive! Blueish purple crimson. Very juicy and meaty. Lively fruit. Polished. Great vitality. Very much St-Estèphe on the finish. Minerals. But a quite amazing amount of sweetness on the front palate. Really wonderful expression of St-Estèphe 2009 - though not of St-Estèphe in most vintages. VGV

Score: 17.5Jancis Robinson MW,, April 2010

Black red, classic Saint-Estèphe nose that blends power and finesse with a satiny texture and great depth, a very good wine. Drink 2014-20.

Score: 17Steven Spurrier, Decanter Magazine, April 2010

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