Dunnuck: "The 2021 Château Capbern is rock-solid, with wonderful cassis and an assortment of both red and blue fruits, supported by plenty of floral nuances. It's elegant and has considerable finesse, ripe tannins, and terrific purity. It shows the more charming, mid-weight style of the vintage, yet it's a solid wine that will deliver the goods."
Suckling: "A medium-bodied, firm and very fresh red with crunchy black-fruit and bark character. Tight, fine tannins. Mineral and tea-like quality. 70% cabernet sauvignon, 28% merlot and 2% petit verdot."
Galloni: "The 2021 Capbern is absolutely gorgeous. The aromatics alone are so alluring. A whole range of Cabernet inflections leads into a core of bright red toned fruit. Dried herbs, mint, tobacco, cedar, crushed flowers and red berry fruit grace this exquisite, vibrant Saint-Estèphe. Bright acids perk up the finish. En primeur samples were taken from new barrels only, but the final wine is projected to have 60% new oak."
Weinwisser: "70 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 28 % Merlot, 2 % Petit Verdot, 12.8 Vol.-%, pH 3.75, 36 hl/ha. Zartes blaubeeriges Bouquet, heller Tabak und Holundergelee. Am mittleren Gaumen weiche Textur, körniges Extrakt, zeigt zarte Krallen, stützende Rasse und fein sandige Adstringenz. Im gebündelten Finale rotbeerige Konturen, Rosenholz und helles Graphit, aufgerundet."
Decanter: "Gorgeous eucalyptus freshness on the nose alongside fragranced blackcurrant notes. high-toned fruit, nicely balanced between sour and sweet but with the edges and real definition that comes across as a touch austere partly also as the acidity is so high and to the fore. Lightly framed and juicy with great overall freshness and lift. It's also quite direct, there's no expansion at this point, just straight and taut but well defined and I love the gravel terroir coming through. 3.76pH."
Neal Martin: "The 2021 Capbern was cropped at 36hL/ha with a 20-day cuvaison, and matured in 60% new oak for a planned 18 months. It has an attractive, fragrant bouquet of vivacious black and blue fruit, a lovely pencil box element emanating from the Cabernet Sauvignon. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, respectable weight and acidity and a saline finish. Not the most complex Saint-Estèphe you will find, but commendable for the vintage and thoroughly enjoyable. (12.8% alcohol)"
Wine Advocate: "Offering up aromas of dark berries, plums, spices, rose petals and loamy soil, the 2021 Capbern is a medium to full-bodied, lively and charming wine with beautifully refined tannins and an impressively penetrating finish. It's a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot that attained 12.8% alcohol."
Falstaff: "Kräftiges Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, dezente Ockerrandaufhellung. Feine rotbeerige Nuancen, eingelegte Kirschfrucht, ein Hauch von Orangenzesten. Saftig, elegant, frischer Säurebogen, gut integrierte Tannine, lebendig, zitronig-mineralischer Nachhall, ein balancierter Speisenbegleiter."