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131 Ratings
Chateau Calon-Segur, Saint-Estephe Grand Cru

Wine Details

Region

MédocBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(1999 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.53% Cabernet sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 7% Cabernet franc, 2% petit Verdot.

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    BordeauNutt

    Drink 2009-2030. Parker 94: " Bottled in July, 2005, the saturated ruby/purple-colored 2003 exhibits a tightly-knit, but promising nose of mulberries, blackberries, cherries, and hints of new oak and truffles. This 60% Cabernet Sauvignon / 40% Merlot blend possesses a gorgeous texture as well as an expansive, exotic softness, and 13% alcohol (according to the proprietor, Madame Denise Gasqueton). Generous and rich, this high class, full-bodied wine will undoubtedly be more approachable than its closest spiritual sibling, the 1982. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2030. "

    about 3 years
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    2009-2030 (94)

    about 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: (90-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 110 on Apr-97
  • Wine Advocate
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: (90-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 110 on Apr-97
  • Robert Parker
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 122
  • Robert Parker
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 122
  • Wine Spectator
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/07