Top Value Pick of Bordeaux ‘09 - Pre-release, Delivery Early Jan ‘12
2005 was hailed as a landmark Bordeaux vintage, unlikely to be matched for a generation. Then Bordeaux buyers around the world were smashed by arguably the greatest consecutive vintages in 2009 and 2010 with prices soaring to astronomical heights. Will better Bordeaux vintages surpass these? Only time will tell. Will prices continue to rise? Without a doubt!
Great vintages have the remarkable ability to shift ‘Cru Bourgeois’ level Bordeaux up a few gears in quality and its here that astute buyers can find bargains. We believe that Capbern Gasqueton is one such ‘Cru Bourgeois’ in 2009 that over achieves both in the glass and in the wallet.
Located in Saint-Estèphe, Capbern Gasqueton has been family owned for the past 10 generations. The family also owns the famous Calon Ségur, a classified 3rd Growth and a wine highly prized by Bordeaux collectors that was once part of the great Segur estate which included Lafite, Latour and Mouton Rothchild.
Capbern Gasqueton 2009 represents excellent value in the context of the current pricing of top Bordeaux. Jancis Robinson MW rated it an impressive 17/20, on par with famous estates such as Ducru-Beaucaillou and Lynch Bages. It’s little wonder she also listed it in her ‘top picks of Bordeaux 2009’ and confessed to buying three cases herself to serve in 10 years time at her next ‘significant’ birthday. How can you argue with Jancis!
In The Glass
We genuinely wanted to drink this wine!
Blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc.
Classic Saint-Estèphe nose that blends both power and finesse.
The palate is satiny in texture with a judicious amount of oak that displays great depth and real interest in the glass for a young wine.
This is a wine of charm and structure capable of lasting 10-20 years.
Take advantage of the Aussie dollar and start building your Bordeaux cellar.