2017 Capbern (St-Estephe)

55% Cabernet Sauvignon/39% Merlot/3% Cabernet Franc/3% Petit Verdot. Yield 43.5hl/ha. Harvest dates Merlot 5-12 September, Cabernets 25-29 September, Petit Verdot 29 September. Consultant Eric Boissenot.
Producer
Capbern
Origin
St-Estephe, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
young
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
89-91 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com, May 2018
89 points, Jane Anson, decanter.com, April 2018 16.5 points, Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com, April 2018
85-87 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, robertparker.com, April 2018
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Media Reviews

Neal Martin

The 2017 Capbern was cropped at 43.5hl/ha and matured in 60% new oak. It has a fresh, lively cranberry and blackcurrant-scented bouquet, a little savory in style with hints of Japanese nori (seaweed). The palate is nicely structured with a keen thread of acidity. There is a little compactness on the entry but it gently unfolds towards the finish that exerts subtle grip. It is the precision rather than the power that defines this Capbern and if released at similar prices to previous vintages, could be one of the must-buys of 2017. 89-91 points

Jane Anson

The Merlots and Cabernet Francs suffered a little from the rains of September, but the early season and lack of frost damage helped overcome this, with a normal yield of 43.5hl/ha. Capbern has an ample mid-palate with savoury but fleshy blueberry and blackberry fruits, and mint-edged charcoal - it`s well put together. 3% Petit Verdot makes up the blend given here. Ageing for 18 months in 60% new oak. 3.8pH. 89 points

Julia Harding

Tasted both at Ulysse Cazabonne and at Calon Ségur. 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc. They are still restructuring the vineyard, apparently – the youngest Merlot vines are now 20 years old and the Cabernets 15. Deep crimson with purple rim. Fresh and delicious bramble and cassis fruit. Firm, finely grained, super-fresh. Slightly chewy but with plenty of dark fruit in the middle. Full but balanced. 16.5 points

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

The tentative blend for the 2017 Capbern is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it gives exuberant red cherries, blackberries and black raspberries on the nose with touches of bay leaves and dusty soil. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant and fresh with chewy tannins and an earthy finish. 85-87 points

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