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Cap de Mourlin 2012 Grand Cru Classé

Producer Info
  • The Capdemourlin family has given their name to Cap de Mourlin, a locality in Saint Emilion where they have lived for over 400 years.
  • Jacques Capdemourlin runs this estate with his son Thierry.
  • Beyond being one of the most historic properties in Saint Emilion, it is also one of the few remaining family owned wineries in this prestigious appellation.
About the Wine
  • The wine is sourced from the family’s oldest vineyard site - An impeccable 35 acre spread on the Northern slope of Saint-Emilion that was first planted in the early 1600’s.
  • We identified this wine in 2013 in Vinexpo at the St. Emilion 2012 futures tasting where it won in a blind comparison with other top Chateaux.

Vintage: 2012 | Wine Type: Red Wine 
Varietal: 65% Merlot, 25% Cab Franc, 10% Cab Sauvignon
Origin: France | Appellation: Saint-Emilion 
Elaboration: Grapes are hand picked in small boxes for delivery to the winery. Grapes are fermented with native yeast in stainless steel tanks and left on the skins for 3 weeks then transferred to barrels for malolactic fermentation and conservation.
Conservation: 18 months in 50% new and 50% second year French oak barrels.
Winemaker:  Michel Rolland

Tasting Notes

Possesses much density, richness and potential. Barbecue smoke, graphite, black currant and tar-tinged black cherry aromas jump from the glass of this opaque purple-colored 2012. It is one of the few blockbuster, powerful, dense, muscular/masculine wines of the vintage. There is abundant tannin in the finish, but the balance is there. Forget this wine for 2-3 years and drink it over the following 12-15.

Technical Data

Production: 5800 cases | Alcohol: 14.0% | TA: 3.2 g/l | Residual Sugar: <2 g/l | pH: 3.80

Press & Points

2012 - (90-92) Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, "The finest wine I have tasted from this estate in many years"

Cap de Mourlin 2012 Grand Cru Classé