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131 Ratings
Chateau Calon-Segur Saint-Estephe Grand Cru

Wine Details

Region

MédocBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

A thick layer of gravel laid down during the Quaternary Period. Predominantly clay sub-soil from the Tertiary Period. At the summit of the gravel deposits, there is also a fine layer of clay of lacustrine origin.53% Cabernet sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 7% Cabernet franc, 2% petit Verdot.

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    Drunk with Xmas dinner 2014 - Ky received as a gift 2012 -from ?

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  • International Wine Cellar
    (1995 Vintage) 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.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2003
  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage)
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2005 Vintage) Deep, bright ruby-red. Deeply pitched aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, leather, smoked meat, earth and menthol. Chewy, brooding and deep, with concentrated black cherry, menthol, mineral and leather flavors framed by a powerful spine of acids and tannins. Really saturates the palate on the tannic back end. I'd give this classic St. Estephe a decade of aging, at which time this wine may well merit an even higher score.
  • 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...