2009 Capbern Gasqueton, St-Estèphe
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This cool terroir has produced a tannic yet attractive wine with lots of minerality, an elegant black cherry and slightly herbaceous note, good texture, and a traditional style. It is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc. It should drink well for a decade or more.
Jancis Robinson says: "I'm delighted to report that this wine, one of my top picks from 2009 Bordeaux and made by the first-class team at Ch. Calon-Ségur, has been released en primeur for the first time, and at what I think is a very reasonable price." Calon-Segur owns this property and produces this wine with the same level of attention to detail as their flagship wines. This is evident in the quality of the product, which flies under the radar as an excellent wine and superb value from the '09 vintage.