fleshy at its 14,5% and so primarily fruity and fresh; this is a good spot) for vines and they handled the metier perfectly. Deep gravel/almost chalky and embedded clay make this depth. The fleshy opposite to the watery/cranberry style. A modern classic on a side — 3 days ago
In 1805, Daniel Phelan, an Irish wine broker, acquired le Clos de Garamey, and was followed in 1810 by the acquisition of the Segur de Cabanac estate, creating the domain that remains today. Initial Aromas of leather, oak and earthiness hit about, medium(+), bringing in subtle flavors of blackberry and herb. On the palate subtle fruit flavors of blackberry, herb, leather, smoky oak and meatiness carry from the nose. Medium(+) acidity on firm medium(+) tannins of this full body wine carry the flavors to a medium(+) length finish. Very good, but undelivered a bit, drink now will not get better. — 13 days ago
Tasted blind. Tawny color, translucent with amber rims. Notes of black cherry, cedar, some spice and a little barnyard floor. Sweet fruit in the mouth, with tannins fully resolved. Guessed 1955 Calon Segur. Perfect looking bottle, the cork revealed this bottle was reconditioned by the Chateau in 2000. — 7 months ago
Great tasting Bordeaux at $18 for the 2016. Dry, rich color. — 2 months ago
Big Red Bordeaux yet so approachable. A nice blend from one of my favorite houses - an almost toned down version due to the nice blend, mature red fruit and that trademark French soil sings through. You could live on just this and some cheese. — 6 months ago
Hump day and the weekend is looming. I picked up today the 2010 Château Calon Montagne-Saint Emilion. 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec.
The nose is very expressive with dark fruit, blackberry, black cherry, black plum, chocolate, cremé de cassis, tobacco, and rich loamy soil.
On the palate the dark fruit continues with blackberries, black cherry, black currant, green peppercorn, green bell pepper, violets and a good minerality.
This wine is full bodied with a velvety mouth feel, medium + acidity and medium + grippy tannins that lead to a long rich enjoyable finish. You can expect at least anouth 5-15 years before this reaches it's full potential. Let's have a safe rest of the week and get into a restful weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 9 months ago
Monthly WTF guys blind tasting group. This month was our annual, and famed, Left Bank vs Right Bank theme. All wines served blind as usual. Started off with a Rosé and a champagne. Great night.
This was my contribution. Someone else brought a ‘96 Calon Segur and it seemed to just be entering its drinking window, so needless to say, even at 13yrs old (with a 3hr decant), this was young. The nose was full of saddle leather, herbs de Provence and underripe red and black fruits. The palate showed bayleaf and cherry swisher sweets (a note I seem to get often with St Estephe wines with age). A touch thin at the front, full on the mid palate and tart and tannic in the finish. Tons of acidity here as well. Unless you’re double decanting for 6+ hours, I’d hold another 5 years. — a month ago
2013 great now. Medium body. Excellent food wine. — 5 months ago
Not stored properly, so not really possible to rate. This bottle was a lot better than my other not-properly stored bottles. It aged well. — 7 months ago