Purchased for my birthday-we share a birth year! And wholly dedicated to my grandfather who recently passed, and wanted to purchase this wine for me. The body is a clear, light ruby, with some bricking. The nose is very clean, pronounced and complex, bringing on notes of plum, raisin, blackberry, cherry, green pepper, mint, leather, and faint pipe tobacco. The palate has medium acidity, moderately integrated tannins, and flavours of cherry, plum, more pepper, herbs, and a finish of leather and olive.Brilliant wine! Drank 2017 — 13 days ago
Dark red purple. Inviting nose of black berry and black currant. Echoed on the medium full palate with hints of graphite and patent leather. Medium non-assertive tannins most present on the back palate leads to the medium long finish. Medium acidity and silky oak makes this second label a nice entry point into Bordeaux for the New World enthusiast. Fine cuts of beef with Bordelaise is a natural of course. Drink now through 2028 while waiting for Calon-Segur to ripen. — 2 years ago
Great value for the depth. — a day ago
Great value at $50.00 from K&L
The owner of this Chateau, Calon Segur takes some of it name Calon from the word 'calones' which were small transport skiffs that used to haul goods up and down the Gironde river. Back then boats were the best mode of conveyancing wine plus preferable to the reluctant donkey and other landlubbing transports. This fact is a big reason for this region's long successful trading history. Much to the dismay of more land locked wine making regions, Bordeaux enjoyed direct access to the water. Happily shipping great wines such as Chateau Capburn Gasqueton for centuries. As this red wine was transported away from the port, the owners would farewell it's strawberry and raspberry driven fruit flavours bound for distant thirsty lands. It's beautiful chalky tannins and fine oak would be missed as they were well on the way to our store's shelves, cellars and tummies. Hence raise a big cheers to the diminutive but very essential Calons! (And amazing value Bordeaux reds)
Chateau Capburn Gasqueton is situated in St Estephe, on the left bank of Bordeaux, France. Grapes have been grown on the property's grounds since the 12th century. However, the 18th century saw it's elevation into quality wine production when Nicolas-Alexandre, owner of Latour, Lafite and Mouton bought the Chateau along with Chateau Calon Segur. From 1894 to 2012 the Gasqueton family owned the Chateau - producing wines of great finesse and elegance. In 2013 the French insurance company Suravenir bought Chateau. Since then they have heavily invested in upgrading the estate whilst ensuring they preserve this historic and treasured wine producer. Its vineyard comprises of 62% Cabernet, 37% Merlot and a petite drop of 1% Petite Verdot! — a year ago
This we opened a few days ago the 2010 Château Calon. This is from Montagne, Saint-Emilion. The blend is 70% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Bouchet and 3% Malbec.
On the nose the is black cherry, black plum, blacberry, licorice, black currant, brambles, chocolate and smoke.
On the palate there is black cherry, blackberry, black currant, spice, black pepper, leather, cassis and earth.
This wine is full bodied with medium +acidity and medium + firm powdery tannins with a long dark fruit earyhy finish. I hope everyone's weekend was eventful full of fun with family and friends. Have a great week ahead and stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 22 days ago
13 years vintage to 9 years for the last time. Much deep, black currant, black berry and cherry. Concentrated. Spiciness. Enough tanning, on the way to be getting smooth. 2010 @1700, Xuheng - Eric T, 230218-230220 — 10 months ago
Well well well. Delivered in spades despite it being a furtive end-of-evening PnP. Super classic, beautiful stable fruit and wood. Huge length. WOTN for me if only that the ‘96 Calon was still so young. — 2 years ago
Felipe gostou, Isa achou forte demais. — 2 years ago