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This St Estephe containing 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot is a real step up in quality from the past few vintages. The nose is full of bright blue and red berry fruit. The palate is medium bodied with good weight, smooth and sophisticated fruit. Tannins are well integrated and lush with a bite of pepper to finish. A lovely, generous uncomplicated St Estephe.
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|Grapes||68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 4%|
|Volume||75cl (Full Bottle)|
Chateau Capbern Gasqueton in Bordeaux has been in the ownership of the Gasqueton family, owners of the 3rd classed Growth Ch Calon Ségur, for 10 generations. It is a Cru Bourgeois, located close to the best part of St Estephe, and has 41 hectares under vine.
Unsurprisingly in view of the excellence of Calon Ségur at present this is a well-run estate, producing wines of charm and structure capable of lasting comfortably 10-20 years in good vintages. The fruit is all hand-harvested and oak is used judiciously, with only one-third of the barrels new each year. 10,000 cases are produced and in the context of the current pricing of top Bordeaux we regard this as offering excellent value for money.
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