Chateau Calon-Segur St. Estephe
87 Ratings
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87 Ratings
Chateau Calon-Segur St. Estephe

Wine Details

Wine Description

Incredible nose of crushed berries, flowers, spices and nuts. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Powerful and solid. Builds on the palate.

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.

Incredible nose of crushed berries, flowers, spices and nuts. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Powerful and solid. Builds on the palate.

Expert Reviews
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  • 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...
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2005 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2006
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2004
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: (90-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 110 on Apr-97