Chateau Cabans 2014, Medoc Cru Bourgeois
This excellent Cru Bourgeois Chateau is located on gravel and flint soils overlooking the Gironde River at its northern most point. It is a modern interpretation of a traditional Bordeaux blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot grapes. The fruit is soft, ripe and appealing, balanced by supple, ripe tannins. Exotic blackcurrant, cherry and chocolate flavours lift the palate, finishing warm and raisiny.
The Médoc region stretches from the city of Bordeaux, following the gravel and clay soils of the west bank of the Gironde River all the way to the coast, some 100 miles further north. It encompasses the superior sub-region of Haut- Médoc to the south. Within that sub-region, there are further communal or village appellations, namely Listrac and Moulis, and the four great names of St. Estèphe, Pauillac, St Julien and Margaux.
This excellent Cru Bourgeois Chateau is located in the heart of the Medoc in Begadan, beside the Gironde, on gravel and flint soils. The estate is not far from the calm of the river itself, which allows the moderate climate of the Atlantic ocean to influence the vineyards.