Original
91 Ratings
Chateau Calon-Segur Saint Estephe
$144.99 USD
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Wine Details

Wine Description

A dense, opaque garnet color is followed by notes of roasted meats, herbs, black currants, incense, and damp earth. Full-bodied, still extremely tannic (sweet but noticeable tannins), rich, and backward, where perfectly stored.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2012 Vintage) Blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot

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    surprisingly tart for its age. butter chocolate, mushroomy. dark and dense, mouthcoating.

    over 5 years
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    drank 2010 declined still good flavor and long finish.

    over 5 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: (90-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 110 on Apr-97
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 122
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/07
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2005 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2005 Vintage) "This is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon (as ripe and impressive as Madame Gasqueton has ever seen) and 40% Merlot. The Merlot was harvested between September 15-22 and the Cabernet Sauvignon was brought in during the first two weeks of October. The result is a classic Calon-Segur exhibiting a dense purple color, ripe black cherry, cassis, smoke, earth, and new oak characteristics, powerful but sweet tannin, a huge texture, and broad, concentrated flavors. It will undoubtedly close down after b...