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The 2006 edition of this esteemed Grand Cru seems ready for drinking - the nose is oriented toward cassis and cedar with a hint of raw sugar and evokes something very traditionally feminine - like dresses packed with old flowers. On the palate, there is good purity of flavour with some root, metal and tea tannin along with a good dose of sweet Himalayan blackberry. Not dense, but clean, creamy and balanced. You could do, but no need to hold further. 90 points.
tres belle fin structurée, fruit, beau, tanins fondus...mais une pointe de verdure
Actually, 2.7 stars. Colour, this wine has a decent and a little bit faded colour. Nose, there are some dust and dirt going on (but very mild), pencil shreds coming through, a little bit of wet stone smell, a hint of dry leaves. Midpalate, most of the flavours are faded, the wine is water-thin, I would say the only thing that stands out is again the pencil shreds but lighter that what I get on the nose. Finish, very light, not very vibrant, but balance and considerably lingering, flavours faded away. Overall, there is no way this wine has been scored 97, especially by RP (my favorite wine critic). This wine lacks structure and complexity. I would say it is very one dimensional (pencil shreds only, again!). This wine is very light, really water-thin! Even though I consider myself as an old world fan, I am 87 on this effort. I can not feel or see this wine as a 97 pointer! Happy drinking!
Really enjoyed this wine. It’s a good example of a Saint-Estephe Bordeaux, especially for a second wine. Bold berry flavors and a super smooth finish that’s satisfying.
As my last name is on the bottle, this wine has always held high in my view. I'm biased I know, but in my opinion this is as good as it gets. So perfect in every way. It's got a beautiful nose, just the right amount of tannins, amazing body, and perfect for a meal. Not a cheap bottle, but something to be enjoyed on a special occasion. I love this wine.
Decanted for several hours, and tasted bits along the way. Did not start to show its true character until around hour 6. Truly fantastic wine - heavy, primal nose. Fig and cassis on the palate, balanced by lovely minerals and very firm tannins. Beware, until several hours of decanting, all you will get is tannins. This is one to cellar away and savor over the years.
I was lucky enough to obtain a bottle of this for the princely sum of £2 on www.bidforwine.co.uk and we decided to drink it on Christmas Eve 2010.I have to report that I liked it and would happily buy another bottle even if it was £10 or more.I would describe it as smooth and dry and yet considering that the dominant grape is cabernet sauvignon,and considering that as a second wine it will have been made from the younger vines I was surprised that it was not particularly fruity
External Reviews for Chateau Calon-Segur St. Estephe
The Calon Segur 2013 is a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot delivering 13.1% alcohol raised for 20 months (eventually) entirely new oak. There was a little chaptalization with respect to the Cabernet Sauvignon. It actually included 19% vin de presse which was included in this sample. The wood comes through quite strongly on the aromatics at first and at the moment it seems to dominate the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with tobacco infused black fruit. This is b
This is fresh and spicy with currant and berry character. Medium to full body with hazelnut currant and hints of cloves. James Suckling.
Big and ripe this is a powerful wine with 78% Cabernet Sauvignon giving the wine a solid dusty structure but also delicious fruit. Finishes with a touch of chocolate at the end. Wine Enthusiast.
78% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot, and 2% petit verdot. 13.3% alcohol. Located northwest of the village of St Estephe, Calon Segur represents 50% of all production from a total producing area of 29 hectares. Average vine age is 37 years, planted in ... Andy Frieden. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Calon Segur 1500ml
78% cabernet sauvignon 20% merlot and 2% petit verdot. 13.3% alcohol. Located northwest of the village of St Estephe Calon Segur represents 50% of all production from a total producing area of 29 hectares. Average vine age is 37 years planted in brown clay gravel and sand. Brilliant intense ruby core with a small magenta rim. A bouquet of spring flowers with warm blackberry compote progresses to aromas of pain grille and charcoal. Ripe black cherry and cassis present a sweet rich and explosive entry flavors linger along with comforting tannins that build to a very approachable balanced and long finish. Enjoy from 2018-2030. Tasted twice. Andy Frieden.
2010 Calon Segur: A higher alcohol content (13.8% versus 13.4% in 2009), but lower pH (3.7 versus 3.9 in 2009) has resulted in a concentrated, textured wine that requires a decade of cellaring. It will keep for 35-40 years thereafter. The 2010 harves... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Calon Segur 1500ml
Pure dark vanilla-laced fruit but also a lovely leafy fragrance. Great combination of sweet ripe fruit and fresh fine tannins. Succulent and very long. 18/20 (JH) Jancis Robinson.