2013 Capbern, St-Estèphe
With fine, dusty tannins, this rich and juicy wine wears its fruit on its sleeve, all black plums and blackberry flavors. The acidity of the year is almost sweet with the fresh ripeness of the fruit. It is developing well, showing a medium-term future. Drink from 2018. (RV)
A tight and firm wine with a solid core of fruit with currant and cedar aromas and flavors. Medium body with firm tannins. Used to be Château Capbern-Gasqueton and not just Capbern. Almost all Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink or hold.
91% Cabernets, 6% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot. Lovely medicinal character, classic blackcurrant fruit, dry but not at all astringent. The tannins are grippy but welcoming. This suits its medium body – seems to be very restrained and traditional. Lovely!
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Chateau Capbern-Gasqueton 2013 is a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon raised in 30% new wood. It has a light graphite scented bouquet that is a little subdued on the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins; graphite infused black fruit with a light classic finish. This is easy drinking but deftly crafted. Tasted April 2014. (NM-Wine Journal)
The 2013 Capbern Gasqueton shows lovely immediacy. A rich tapestry of dark red and blue fruits, violets, menthol and spices flow across the palate in a pretty, fruit-driven wine with plenty of near-term appeal. The 2013 Capbern Gasqueton possesses lovely density for the year and terrific overall balance. Best of all, it should be a solid value as well. (AG)
There's an alluring charcoal backdrop behind a core of dark plum and blackberry fruit, while singed savory and tobacco leaf notes chime in for added nuance. Drink now through 2018. (JM)
Formerly "Capbern Gasqueton."