Attractive, pure redcurrant fruit aromas with darker plum and blackberry fruit characters in the background. The palate is medium bodied with a core of attractive, sweet fruit balanced by smooth tannins and an energetic, refreshing acidity which flows through to the finish. A refined structure and a mineral dimension on the finish, with hints of tobacco, gives this wine a very classic character but it will be delicious in a few years. It’s a Cabernet Sauvignon dominated Bordeaux blend.
Food Pairing: roasted, braised, or grilled meats like veal, pork, chicken, and game as well as dishes with mushroom or earthy, truffle flavors.
The history of Chateau CAPBERN GASQUETON begins when the vineyards Left Bank were purchased by Georges GASQUETON in 1894. Chateau Capbern Gasqueton in Bordeaux has been in the ownership of the Gasqueton family, owners of the 3rd classed Growth 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.