Original
130 Ratings
Chateau Calon-Segur, Saint-Estephe Grand Cru

Wine Details

Region

MédocBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(1996 Vintage) Currant and fresh herbs. Full- to medium-bodied, with plum flavors and a medium finish.

(1996 Vintage) Currant and fresh herbs. Full- to medium-bodied, with plum flavors and a medium finish.

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    Calon-Segur 1996: deep ruby, black berry, Asian spice, dark chocolate, smoky and leather, complex, medium+ tannin, long lasting, good wine!

    over 5 years
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    2010-2020 92 60% cab sav 40% merlot

    about 6 years
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    Merloty?

    over 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2006
  • Robert Parker
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2004
  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (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 Advocate
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: (90-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 110 on Apr-97