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Calon Segur Bordeaux Red

Wine Details

Vineyard

wildscotmen

Varietal

Style

Red

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

Wine Advocate Review Rated 92 As I have said many times since I first tasted this wine, the 1995 Calon-Segur is one of the great sleepers of the vintage (I bought the wine as a future for a mere $250 a case). The wine has closed down completely since bottling, but it is a sensational effort that may ultimately merit an even higher score. The wine is opaque purple-colored. With coaxing, the tight aromatics reveal some weedy cassis intertwined with truffles, chocolate, and beef blood-like aromas. On read more...Wine Advocate Review Rated 92 As I have said many times since I first tasted this wine, the 1995 Calon-Segur is one of the great sleepers of the vintage (I bought the wine as a future for a mere $250 a case). The wine has closed down completely since bottling, but it is a sensational effort that may ultimately merit an even higher score. The wine is opaque purple-colored. With coaxing, the tight aromatics reveal some weedy cassis intertwined with truffles, chocolate, and beef blood-like aromas. On the palate, there is an element of sur-maturite (1995 was an extremely late harvest at Calon-Segur), fabulous density and purity, and a boatload of tannin. This deep, broodingly backward, classic Bordeaux will require a decade of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2035. (hide)

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    Tasted by cookiefiend on 10/4/2011 & rated 90 points: Pulled the cork and out wafts the beautiful smell of Bordeaux - oh lucky me. Big nose of dark fruit, leather and a bit of barnyard. Flavors are full and rich with dark cherry and blackberry, pencil lead, cedar and tobacco. Mouth coating with medium body, the tannins are still there but smoothing out, with a long finish. Powerful yet subtle, delicious in all ways. (2641 views)

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    Tasted by cookiefiend on 10/4/2011 & rated 90 points: Pulled the cork and out wafts the beautiful smell of Bordeaux - oh lucky me. Big nose of dark fruit, leather and a bit of barnyard. Flavors are full and rich with dark cherry and blackberry, pencil lead, cedar and tobacco. Mouth coating with medium body, the tannins are still there but smoothing out, with a long finish. Powerful yet subtle, delicious in all ways. (2641 views)

    over 6 years
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  • International Wine Cellar
    Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 78, May/June 1998. Good deep red-ruby color. Black cherry, leather, olive and a hint of crystallized berries; fresher on the nose than the '97. Sweet, firmly structured and very nicely balanced, with strong but integrated acidity and very good flavor definition. Tannins are ripe and fine.
  • Decanter
    Rating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Bready, meaty, masculine nose. Dominant tannins; long.