Château Capbern

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.022 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Ken Z
9.1

Drank 8/10/20. Excellent with a prime ribeye.

The second half of this bottle holding up nicely after the first was removed via Coravin 2 m ago. Very nice dark fruit profile, with ample, but well balanced tannins. See my previous review.

91 pts.

Drank 8/10/20. Excellent with a prime ribeye.

The second half of this bottle holding up nicely after the first was removed via Coravin 2 m ago. Very nice dark fruit profile, with ample, but well balanced tannins. See my previous review.

91 pts.

Aug 11th, 2020
Ken Z
9.1

Drank 6/15/20. Excellent with a porterhouse.

Nose of cassis, black currant, graphite, blackberry and plums. Flavors of blackberry, black licorice, plum, earth, and oak. Tannins are a bit firm, and may benefit from a few more years of age. Long, dry finish. This one should hold for another 10 years.

4/21/8/4/4 +50 = 91 pts.

Drank 6/15/20. Excellent with a porterhouse.

Nose of cassis, black currant, graphite, blackberry and plums. Flavors of blackberry, black licorice, plum, earth, and oak. Tannins are a bit firm, and may benefit from a few more years of age. Long, dry finish. This one should hold for another 10 years.

4/21/8/4/4 +50 = 91 pts.

Jun 15th, 2020
Matt Trader

I thought I'd try a new Bordeaux for the evening, and learned it is produced by none other than Château Calon Ségur! (Which by style doesn't surprise me.)

I know, I know. It is 2014. "Matt, why would you open full throttle Bordeaux so early?"

Because I can, and I had a long Monday. Deal with it.

Dark purple in the glass, and a slight amount of heat in the nose. The perfume is a composition of bell pepper, cedar, mushroom, and dried lavender. The pallet is intense and concentrated (14.5% ABV), with firm chewy tannins reminding me a bit of a barrel tasting of Mouton 2016.. Blackberry & black plum, vanilla, red apple skins, and black and green peppercorns to the dark chocolate finish.
I will say, for a $25 bottle of St Estephe, this has some major potential.. I would buy a case of this incredibly affordable wine, and lay it down for a few years.

Might have to do that...

I thought I'd try a new Bordeaux for the evening, and learned it is produced by none other than Château Calon Ségur! (Which by style doesn't surprise me.)

I know, I know. It is 2014. "Matt, why would you open full throttle Bordeaux so early?"

Because I can, and I had a long Monday. Deal with it.

Dark purple in the glass, and a slight amount of heat in the nose. The perfume is a composition of bell pepper, cedar, mushroom, and dried lavender. The pallet is intense and concentrated (14.5% ABV), with firm chewy tannins reminding me a bit of a barrel tasting of Mouton 2016.. Blackberry & black plum, vanilla, red apple skins, and black and green peppercorns to the dark chocolate finish.
I will say, for a $25 bottle of St Estephe, this has some major potential.. I would buy a case of this incredibly affordable wine, and lay it down for a few years.

Might have to do that...

May 9th, 2017
Mike Beltran

Super good drinking now and it has many years of life to go. Loaded with deep red fruits and soft tannins. Perfect with sturdy red meat or complex pasta dishes. 🍷🍷

Super good drinking now and it has many years of life to go. Loaded with deep red fruits and soft tannins. Perfect with sturdy red meat or complex pasta dishes. 🍷🍷

Jun 10th, 2019
Steve Roach

Loved it. Let it sit for a few hours and it was super smooth.

Loved it. Let it sit for a few hours and it was super smooth.

Jan 5th, 2019
Karin. Bbb

Nice. Dark fruit with some licorice. Good tannins that opened up as you drank.

Nice. Dark fruit with some licorice. Good tannins that opened up as you drank.

Jun 13th, 2018
Rebecca

Delicious!

Delicious!

Apr 21st, 2018
Ulrich Kipper

Top Value!

Top Value!

Mar 4th, 2018
Robert Huey

Not a bad wine for the price

Not a bad wine for the price

Jan 14th, 2018
Jamie Franklin

Deep garnet color and full bodied. Dark bramble fruit, oak and leather notes leading to a long velvety finish with medium tannins. Very well balanced. Delicious and fantastic value at $22 a bottle. Must buy more of this.

Deep garnet color and full bodied. Dark bramble fruit, oak and leather notes leading to a long velvety finish with medium tannins. Very well balanced. Delicious and fantastic value at $22 a bottle. Must buy more of this.

Jul 21st, 2017