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

Wine Details

Region

MédocBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(2000 Vintage) 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.

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    Touched by the "Love" of this wine. Decanted for over an hour, first sip was already magically deep. I could taste a little chocolate, a little over-burnt bread, a little wood, and so much of love.

    about 6 years
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    Full case unopened

    almost 3 years
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    Full case unopened

    almost 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