Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.21437 ratings
9.1352 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Ryan Mullins

Still showing some red fruit, cedar and tobacco. On the tail end of its life but still alive

Still showing some red fruit, cedar and tobacco. On the tail end of its life but still alive

Jun 17th, 2019
Shay A
9.2

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.

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.

May 15th, 2019
Shay A
9.3

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 the first of two Calon Segurs of the evening. Extremely well balanced. Aromatics of cassis, herbs and baking spices (nutmeg?). Sweet espresso and pipe tobacco on the palate. Red fruit dominant. Feels like it’s just opening up. Thanks
@Ryan G .

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 the first of two Calon Segurs of the evening. Extremely well balanced. Aromatics of cassis, herbs and baking spices (nutmeg?). Sweet espresso and pipe tobacco on the palate. Red fruit dominant. Feels like it’s just opening up. Thanks
@Ryan G .

May 15th, 2019
Loren Grossman

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

9.3

My go to Valentine’s Day wine! Generous and in a great place right now.

My go to Valentine’s Day wine! Generous and in a great place right now.

Feb 15th, 2019
James Forsyth

Black cherry, tobacco, tar. A brooding, mid weight Calon Segur that has a long journey ahead of it.

Black cherry, tobacco, tar. A brooding, mid weight Calon Segur that has a long journey ahead of it.

Dec 7th, 2018
Conrad Green

Thick, dark and dense. Mocha, intense berries, some sharp notes. A little thick

Thick, dark and dense. Mocha, intense berries, some sharp notes. A little thick

Oct 22nd, 2018
Lyn Farmer

Medium ruby, very bright. Medium aromas of violet, cassis and black cherry. On the palate vanilla emerges with an elegant silkiness - full bodied and lots of finesse

Medium ruby, very bright. Medium aromas of violet, cassis and black cherry. On the palate vanilla emerges with an elegant silkiness - full bodied and lots of finesse

Oct 20th, 2018
Lyn Farmer

Deep ruby with purple highlights, great earthiness on the nose, Lots of minerality without losing the fruit - cassis, black cherry, and plenty of violet. Very complex and yet so agile. Now the tertiary aromas come in - truffle, Sous Bois, tobacco

Deep ruby with purple highlights, great earthiness on the nose, Lots of minerality without losing the fruit - cassis, black cherry, and plenty of violet. Very complex and yet so agile. Now the tertiary aromas come in - truffle, Sous Bois, tobacco

Oct 20th, 2018
Lyn Farmer

More powerful than the 2015 Calon, but doesn’t lose elegance or length
more tannin, deeper color, more earthiness, greater emphasis on violet and blackberry, earthy minerality. Firm structure. Lovely spice emergent with time

More powerful than the 2015 Calon, but doesn’t lose elegance or length
more tannin, deeper color, more earthiness, greater emphasis on violet and blackberry, earthy minerality. Firm structure. Lovely spice emergent with time

Oct 20th, 2018
Lyn Farmer

Medium ruby just beginning to get a brick rim. A bit stemmy on the nose, with some vegetal character and green pepper underpinning the tobacco and minerality. A little cassis and blueberry fruit - 40% merlot in this cépage

Medium ruby just beginning to get a brick rim. A bit stemmy on the nose, with some vegetal character and green pepper underpinning the tobacco and minerality. A little cassis and blueberry fruit - 40% merlot in this cépage

Oct 20th, 2018