Shows tension and minerality with blackberries and a hint of mushroom character. Medium to full body and firm, lightly chewy tannins.
93-94 points, James Suckling (Apr 2019)
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Cap de Mourlin opens with notions of baked blackberries, plum pudding and espresso giving way to nuances of dried herbs, camphor and pencil shavings plus wafts of star anise and fenugreek. Full-bodied, super concentrated and opulently fruited, it has firm, rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing very long and spicy.
92-94 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Apr 2019)
Berry flavors are contrasted by the firm wood that is showing strongly in this wine. It has ripe fruit and a future of juicy richness.
91-93 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Apr 2019)
Plenty of spicy oak, tobacco-laced herbs, and blue fruits emerge from the 2018 Château Cap De Mourlin. This plump, smoky, medium to full-bodied Saint-Émilion has terrific depth of fruit as well as length. With notable balance and fine tannins, it’s rock-solid in the vintage and should keep nicely for 10-15 years.
90-92 points, Jeb Dunnuck (May 2019)