Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.21477 ratings
9.1360 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Chris MacLean

Still a bit young and tightly wound, but opened up nicely during dinner.

Still a bit young and tightly wound, but opened up nicely during dinner.

Sep 21st, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

The community of Saint-Estèphe has roots in the Gallo-Roman origins of this chateau. A blend of 60% Cab Sauv, 20% Merlot, 18% Cab Franc & 2% Petit Verdot, aged for 20 months in 100% new French oak. First time in a while there was some Cab Franc in the blend adding nice perfume to the berry, black fruit and cedar aromas. On the palate black berry, currant and plum flavors with cacao and oak notes. Big juicy tannins, a powerhouse that will age well. Long finish, good balance ending with great fruit and acidity balance. Outstanding!

The community of Saint-Estèphe has roots in the Gallo-Roman origins of this chateau. A blend of 60% Cab Sauv, 20% Merlot, 18% Cab Franc & 2% Petit Verdot, aged for 20 months in 100% new French oak. First time in a while there was some Cab Franc in the blend adding nice perfume to the berry, black fruit and cedar aromas. On the palate black berry, currant and plum flavors with cacao and oak notes. Big juicy tannins, a powerhouse that will age well. Long finish, good balance ending with great fruit and acidity balance. Outstanding!

Aug 31st, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

The community of Saint-Estèphe has it roots in the Gallo-Roman origins of this chateau. A blend of 82% Cab Sauv, 16% Merlot & 2% Petit Verdot. Aged for 20 months in 100% new French oak deep purple with aromas of black fruit, floral and earthy notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, black cherry, tobacco and cedar. Fine ripe grippy tannins, a powerhouse, ending elegant with fruit & spice. Will age well.

The community of Saint-Estèphe has it roots in the Gallo-Roman origins of this chateau. A blend of 82% Cab Sauv, 16% Merlot & 2% Petit Verdot. Aged for 20 months in 100% new French oak deep purple with aromas of black fruit, floral and earthy notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, black cherry, tobacco and cedar. Fine ripe grippy tannins, a powerhouse, ending elegant with fruit & spice. Will age well.

Aug 30th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

The community of Saint-Estèphe has it roots in the Gallo-Roman origins of this chateau. A blend of 78% Cab Sauv, 20% Merlot & 2% Petit Verdot. Deep Ruby with aromas of dense sweet black fruits with herb and earthy spice. On the palate flavors of black cherry and blackberry, currant like, with tobacco, tar and hints of vanilla exposing mushroom notes. Well balanced, ripe textured tannins, long finish ending with earthy character. Nice, has plenty of room to develop.

The community of Saint-Estèphe has it roots in the Gallo-Roman origins of this chateau. A blend of 78% Cab Sauv, 20% Merlot & 2% Petit Verdot. Deep Ruby with aromas of dense sweet black fruits with herb and earthy spice. On the palate flavors of black cherry and blackberry, currant like, with tobacco, tar and hints of vanilla exposing mushroom notes. Well balanced, ripe textured tannins, long finish ending with earthy character. Nice, has plenty of room to develop.

Aug 29th, 2019
Jeff Loo

Stunning. Right from the start this was singing. I do wish I encounter this wine again.

Stunning. Right from the start this was singing. I do wish I encounter this wine again.

Aug 18th, 2019
Conrad Green

Cool, restrained and dense. Graphite, iron, dark gnarly blue fruit. Fine Yano is. Drinking now but a while ahead. Decidedly unexuberant

Cool, restrained and dense. Graphite, iron, dark gnarly blue fruit. Fine Yano is. Drinking now but a while ahead. Decidedly unexuberant

Jul 18th, 2019
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