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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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    A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot, the 2006 Calon Segur is an elegant, classic effort that represents about 60% of their total production. Deep ruby, with forest floor, cassis, black cherry, and soil undertones in both the aromas and flavors, this is a medium to full-bodied wine. A success for the vintage, it exhibits fine density, moderately high but sweet tannins, and alluring texture, and fine purity. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2035. RP

    almost 6 years
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    92-94 Wine spectator 17,5/20 bettane et desseauve tast pro 90-93 Parker Garde : 10 ans

    almost 3 years
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    Epitome of big Bordeaux. Earthy, gamey very farm-ey.

    10 months
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    自宅 18/Mar/2010 ちらし寿司。 プロポーズ。

    almost 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