Whiffs of bay leaf and sage lead off, followed quickly by an approachable core of plum and black cherry fruit. Gently steeped through the finish, with an echo of cast iron lingering. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2025. 5,000 cases made 89 Points Wine Spectator, 2020
The 38 hectare Medoc vineyard of Chateau Capbern is planted to 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 1% petit Verdot. This shows a marked change in the vineyard, with more Cabernet Sauvignon planted here.
The terroir is a mix of gravel, clay and chalky soils. On average, the vines are close to 30 years of age. The vineyards are located in two different areas with slightly different terroirs. One part of the vineyard is situated not far from Calon Segur. The other section is closer to the Gironde river.
However, the actual cellars and wine making facilities are located in the village of Saint Estephe. The Medoc vineyards are located in two different areas with slightly different terroirs. One part of the vineyard is situated not far from Calon Segur. The other section is closer to the Gironde river.
Vinification takes place in stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in tank. The wine is aged in close to 60% new, French oak barrels for 18 months. There is a second wine, Le Grand Village Capbern. On average, the production of Chateau Capbern is close to 10,000 cases per vintage. The Wine Cellar Inside
Chateau Capbern 2017 Saint-Estephe
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