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Chateau Capbern Gasqueton St. Estephe 2009

The Experience

Drink When...
Setting sail
Listen To...
The Ship Song - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Think About...
Nautical lessons
Drink With...
Delicate Cantonese dishes

The Oddbins Take

The owner of this Chateau, Calon Segur takes some of it name Calon from the word 'calones' which were small transport skiffs that used to haul goods up and down the Gironde river. Back then boats were the best mode of conveyancing wine plus preferable to the reluctant donkey and other landlubbing transports. This fact is a big reason for this region's long successful trading history. Much to the dismay of more land locked wine making regions, Bordeaux enjoyed direct access to the water. Happily shipping great wines such as Chateau Capburn Gasqueton for centuries. As this red wine was transported away from the port, the owners would farewell it's strawberry and raspberry driven fruit flavours bound for distant thirsty lands. It's beautiful chalky tannins and fine oak would be missed as they were well on the way to our store's shelves, cellars and tummies. Hence raise a big cheers to the diminutive but very essential Calons! (And amazing value Bordeaux reds)

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Cabernet Sauvignon (72%), Merlot (28%)
Chateau Capbern Gasqueton St. Estephe 2009

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