Chateau Calon-Segur Saint Estephe
88 Ratings
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88 Ratings
Chateau Calon-Segur Saint Estephe

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 2000 Vintage) Full red-ruby. Musky aromas of tart red berries, smoke and meat, with a light medicinal nuance. Suave on entry, then rather tightly wound, even a bit youthfully dry. Fairly rich wine, but the redcurrant, smoke and spice flavors are presently dominated by solid underlying structure. Finishes firmly tannic, with sneaky persistence.

Varietal

Bordeaux Blend

Style

Red

Region

Saint-EstèpheBordeauxFrance

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.

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

    over 4 years
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    drank 2010 declined still good flavor and long finish.

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2003
  • 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
  • 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...