Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.21516 ratings
9.1369 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Dinner with friends, notes TBD.
Questionable...

Dinner with friends, notes TBD.
Questionable...

Dec 21st, 2019
Ryan Mullins

Showing great considering the vintage

Showing great considering the vintage

Dec 20th, 2019
Shawn R

Super pure, needs about an hour to hit its stride. Balanced from start to finish. If you like a hint of fruit with fine tannins, this is your wine. Delish.

Super pure, needs about an hour to hit its stride. Balanced from start to finish. If you like a hint of fruit with fine tannins, this is your wine. Delish.

Nov 17th, 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
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

8.9

Could be a 9.0 but it’s tart and the tannins are slightly too grainy and chewy.

Could be a 9.0 but it’s tart and the tannins are slightly too grainy and chewy.

Jun 15th, 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