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

Wine Details

Region

MédocBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(2005 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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    Clear, deep garnet. Nose is clean, with pronouced aromas of tobacco, dark red fruit, currant, cocoa. Palate is dry, with medium+ body, medium+ acid, and high tannins. Flavours of black currant, smoke, light oak, black olive. Good quality, and nowhere near ready to drink...

    about 5 years
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    weak smell & taste but very smooth.

    over 5 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