|Zu diesem Preis ist Capbern keine Sekunde der Überlegung wert. Vergessen Sie nicht, die ehemalige Inhaberfamilie Gasqueton-Baritault´s musste aus Erbsteuer-rechtlichen Gründen Capbern zusammen mit Calon Segur an eine französische Investorengruppe unter Führung der Familie Moueix von Petrus verkaufen. Das ist der mit Abstand günstigste Wein aus diesem Portfolio, der zudem unter Mithilfe des Teams von Calon Segur vinifiziert wird. St. Estephe hat im Jahrgang 2018 generell herausragende Weine hervorgebracht. Das ist einer der günstigsten. Kaufen Sie sich hiervon Großflaschen.
91-93 THE WINEADVOCATE: "The 2018 Capbern is composed of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot and comes in at 14.6% alcohol. It´s anticipated to age for 16 months in barriques, 60% new. Deep purple-black in color, it leaps from the glass with vibrant scents of black raspberries, kirsch and fresh blackcurrants with nuances of cedar chest, pencil lead and forest floor plus a waft of lavender. Full-bodied, rich and packed with juicy fruit, it has a firm line of grainy tannins and loads of freshness, finishing with an herbal lift."
17 WEINWISSER: "62?% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37?% Merlot, 1?% Petit Verdot, 14,6?% vol, 60?% neue Barriques, Lagerung 18 Monate. Purpurgranat. Duftige rote Kirschen, dahinter duftiges Cassis, Schokopastillen und Brasiltabak. Am kräftigen Gaumen mit fleischigem Extrakt und festem Tanningerüst, leicht kernig, gute Rasse. Im gebündelten Finale schwarzbeerige Früchte, Wacholder und Oliven."
92-94 WINE ENTHUSIAST: "This spicy wine is rich in a black currant flavor, yet balanced by bright acidity. It´s a fine wine that will develop well."
92 DECANTER: "A tasty, extremely appetising Capbern that, after tasting, makes you you already look forward to drinking in bottle. It has a real elegance to its black fruits, and the tannins have a softness and succulence to them, leading on to a mouthwatering finish. Harvest took place between 19 September and 8 October, around one week earlier than in a classic year according to Laurent Dufau, and yielding 37hl/ha. 3.7pH. 60% new oak."
92-93 JAMES SUCKLING: "A fresh and firm Capbern with lots of dark berries, chocolate and hints of hazelnuts. Medium to full body and dense, lightly chewy tannins. Mineral undertone."
90-92 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2018 Capbern is expressive, nuanced and inviting, with lovely upfront fruit. In 2018, Capbern is a bit compact and tightly wound, but it also has a good deal of persistence. The Cabernet is quite marked in the 2018, which is not a bad thing, it just means the wine is going to need time to be at its best. What really stands out, though, is the push and pull between the bright aromatics that this cool, clay-rich soil helped give in 2018, and the ripe, radiant fruit of the warm summer. That interplay makes for an absolutely compelling wine. Red cherry fruit, mint, dried flowers, cedar and tobacco add aromatic nuance to this highly expressive, vibrant Saint-Estèphe. The blend is 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. Tasted two times."
91-93 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Ripe, medium-bodied, juicy, forward and already delicious, this is a fabulous vintage for Capbern that will be easy to drink on release. You´ll find a nice depth of fruit and flavor here on the palate and in the finish. The wine was made from 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot."
92-94 JEB DUNNUCK: "From the team at Calon Ségur, the 2018 Château Capbern is another smoking good Saint-Estèphe. In 2018 it’s a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot that will spend 18 months in 60% new French oak. This ripe, sexy wine (it hit 14.6% natural alcohol) sports a deep purple color as well as blockbuster notes of crème de cassis, jammy blackberries, crushed flowers, and scorched earth. Despite all the fruit and texture, it stays beautifully balanced, has classic Saint-Estèphe earthy minerality, ripe tannins, and a great finish."