2014 Chateau Capbern

This is another one from my Bordeaux futures order. Inky dark in color with a lovely expressive nose with lots of dark berries coming through. On the mid palate there’s some nice black fruits but they are smacked almost immediately by firm overwhelming tannins and strong acidity. This wine is BIG and way too young. I did what I never do to Bordeaux, I passed it through an aerator and decanted it. This made a huge difference and left a lovely wine. The fruit got a chance to shine! I would say this needs a min of 2 years aging, and will likely keep a long time 5-10 years conservatively. Once decanted I would give it an -89. But it was missing some of the depth and complexity I look for in a wine in the price point, but that may have been because of the aerating/decanting.

from the LCBO web site:
CAPBERN Cellar Starter 427401 (XD) 750mL

TASTING NOTE: Really fine florality, fragrance, length and grip from 78% Cabernet Sauvignon – more airy than earthy and beautifully expressive. Drink: 2018-2028. (Steven Spurrier) Score:90 (DEC)

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