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Château Capbern Gasqueton, St Estèphe, 2012

  Château Capbern Gasqueton

£80.00 for 6x75cl
10 cs, 5 btls
 
£92.99 for 6x75cl
10 cs, 4 btls
 
£160.00 for 12x75cl
10 cs, 9 btls
 
Château Capbern Gasqueton, St Estèphe

Capbern Gasqueton is regularly one of our top value picks, and 2012 is no exception. Cool perfumed nose with a sweet plumy merlot core. 67% Cabernet Sauvignon 33% Merlot with an IPT of 72. Cranberries and cooked strawberries on the palate with nicely managed tannins. Refreshing, cool, cherry juice with some nice herbal influences.

Contains Sulphites.

About Château Capbern Gasqueton

Capbern Gasqueton occupies 41 hectares, excellently situated to the south of Calon Segur and not far from the other leading lights on the appellation, Montrose and Cos d’Estournel. The wines offer very good value for money. They display classic St Estephe minerality, ample black fruit character and in the best vintages will reward ten year’s cellaring. In June 2012, following the death of Denise Capbern Gasqueton, the estate formed part of the €170M purchase of Calon Segur by French insurance company Suravenir.

Appellation: St Estèphe

A part of St-Estèphe is separated from Pauillac's Lafite only by a stream.Though St-Estèphe contains some gravel, it is largely renowned for the high clay content of its soils compared with other vineyards on the left bank. These wetter cooler soils favour the Merlot, hence the relatively large proportion of plantings compared neighbouring communes, though Cabernet Sauvignon dominates. The cool soils means the grapes are later ripeing and tend to have high acidities, archetypal St Estèphe is a strong-willed, tannic structured wine to be laid down. The stars of St-Estèphe are Montrose, Cos d’Estournel and Calon-Segur, whilst Haut Marbuzet and Lafon Rochet have been producing excellent value wines over the last few years.

Grape Blend: Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot | Cab. Franc

The hallowed Bordeaux trinity of grape varieties that form the stock left bank blend. Cabernet's Sauvignon's acidic, tannic complex qualities marry ideally with Merlot's sweet, softy flesh characteristics, and Cabernet Franc's finesse and freshness. This classic combination has worked so successfully in Bordeaux that it is now mirrored the world over, particularly in warm sunny climates such as the Languedoc, Tuscany, South Africa, Australia and Napa Valley.