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Chateau Cabos 2014 – Silver Medal

5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

£8.49

Lush, meltingly smooth Right Bank Claret. This is the Second Wine of Chateau Joinin and its quality speaks out. Deep flavours of blueberry, blackberry jam, ripe fig and juicy morello cherry with notes of cinnamon, vanilla and charcoal. A rich blackcurrant finish with aromas of raspberry. Plush, seamless tannins with good structure.

90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc. 13% abv. 75cl.

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RauzanOne of the joys of being a wine lover is discovering a little known wine that is really good. Chateau Cabos comes from an impressive stable; it’s a small chateau owned by the Mestreguilhem family who are known for their Grand Crus Chateaux Pindefleurs and neighbouring Pipeau in Saint Emilion. Their wines are hard to track down; world renowned critic Robert Parker is a big fan of Pindefleurs, noting that it is ‘perhaps the most difficult wine to find in all of Saint Emilion’. Highly prized and hard to come by, the Mestreguilhem’s wines are much admired across the world, but their smaller chateaux are not well known outside France.

Cabos vinesThe family began wine making back in the 1920s and their famous chateaux sit not far from the bell tower of Saint Emilion. Cabos and Joinin lie in the Medieval village of Rauzan, about 9 miles north of Saint Emilion. This little village sits at the base of a ruined castle on a crag which was built by none other than England’s King John in the 13th century. Wine buffs will recognise the name ‘Rauzan’ as it features in two prestigious Margaux Grand Cru Classes, the Second Growths Chateaux Rauzan Segla and Rauzan Gassies. These were named after the ‘Wizard of Wine’ Pierre de Mesures de Rauzan in 1661, who came from the village.

Cabos, having a high proportion of Merlot in its blend, will pair with most dishes, both red and white meats, and even richly flavoured fish such as tuna. Try it with pan fried chicken or duck breasts, beef stroganoff and lightly spiced Asian dishes. Cabos also captures and enhances the flavours of many Vegetarian delicacies, which contain protein based items such as nuts, lentils and beans.

Learn more about Cabos on Nicks Blog:  Inspire your inner winner – Successful Second Wines and why they’re worth it and Saint Emilion on Explore Bordeaux AOCS – Saint Emilion page

 

Additional Information

Grape Variety

Merlot & Cab Franc Blend

Wine Region

Bordeaux

Style

Full & Fruit Driven Reds

Vintage

2014

Organic

Organic – No

Claret

Claret – Yes

Alcohol

13.00%

1 review for Chateau Cabos 2014 – Silver Medal

  1. 5 out of 5

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    I know the Chateau Pindefleurs, it’s a very good Grand Cru in Saint Emilion that makes top quality wines, so I was interested to try Cabos as its part of their estates. It doesn’t disappoint. I’m impressed with the knowledge your wne buyers have, Bordeaux Undiscovered track down some excellent wines that you only really see in France. F Ollier, Libourne. [NB Originally posted 15.09.15]

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