2014 Chateau Capbern

I bought this as part of a Bordeaux futures order quite a while back. About three years ago I opened one and it was a tannic monster. I decanted it, and it still was unapproachable. I gave in and aerated it and it was palatable. So I decided it was time to give it a try again … Dark in color with a big dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays big rich, bold, dark chocolate notes, somewhat bitter, some mocha and dark berries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some firm tannins, acidity and strong peppery notes. If you like your wines on the bigger side it’s ready otherwise it can wait another year or two. I would give it an 88+. It was $29.95 and well worth it. This is a left bank wine from Bordeaux.

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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