Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

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

Nose has ripe plum, pencil shavings, crushed blackberries, dried plum, dried blueberries, old leather, blackberry jam, moist soil and dry oak bark.

Palate has ripe blackberry, ripe plum, black cherry, (light) dried green herbs, old chocolate, iron bar with notable but softening tannins. 5H decant, more time appreciated.

A long life ahead on this 2004, in proper storage this should hold at least another 15-20 years.

(BTW solid pairing to chocolate coated pecans.)

Some celebratory wines for our wedding anniversary today; 2004 it's the vintage year we went on our first date.

Nose has ripe plum, pencil shavings, crushed blackberries, dried plum, dried blueberries, old leather, blackberry jam, moist soil and dry oak bark.

Palate has ripe blackberry, ripe plum, black cherry, (light) dried green herbs, old chocolate, iron bar with notable but softening tannins. 5H decant, more time appreciated.

A long life ahead on this 2004, in proper storage this should hold at least another 15-20 years.

(BTW solid pairing to chocolate coated pecans.)

Some celebratory wines for our wedding anniversary today; 2004 it's the vintage year we went on our first date.

Dec 17th, 2020
Tom Kobylarz

Of the 2 Bordeaux drinking the best tonight, but long term the Brane-Cantenac 2005 will outlive this wine by 10 years easy. While very complex, a fine touch a green is traceable.

A classic currant and forest floor nose, fall leaves abound with a spike of spice and a barely there green that while subtle is apparent.

The pleasure here is higher for its more mature tasted and feel, while the brawny 2005 is a better wine it was not as enjoyable to me and feel it will be another notch enter in 3 years, and likely 2 notches better in 5.

The elegance and feel on this wine is ready to go and will easily go another 5+ years.

Of the 2 Bordeaux drinking the best tonight, but long term the Brane-Cantenac 2005 will outlive this wine by 10 years easy. While very complex, a fine touch a green is traceable.

A classic currant and forest floor nose, fall leaves abound with a spike of spice and a barely there green that while subtle is apparent.

The pleasure here is higher for its more mature tasted and feel, while the brawny 2005 is a better wine it was not as enjoyable to me and feel it will be another notch enter in 3 years, and likely 2 notches better in 5.

The elegance and feel on this wine is ready to go and will easily go another 5+ years.

Sep 4th, 2016
Michael Kvasnicka

CUBS WIN! This wine was produced after the Cubs last NLDS win. That's sad yet also enough reason to crack it.

CUBS WIN! This wine was produced after the Cubs last NLDS win. That's sad yet also enough reason to crack it.

Oct 11th, 2015
Michael Kvasnicka

2004. Legit. Smooth and elegant. More please.

2004. Legit. Smooth and elegant. More please.

Jul 24th, 2015
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.7

Yum!

Yum!

Mar 11th, 2013
Mabel Hsu

Still needs about half hour to open up

Still needs about half hour to open up

Nov 10th, 2020
Peter Zandbergen

Still tannic

Still tannic

Aug 17th, 2019
JS
9.5

1988 vintage on June 1st, 2015 in Cincinnati, OH

1988 vintage on June 1st, 2015 in Cincinnati, OH

Oct 14th, 2018
Todd Anderson

Classic claret

Classic claret

Aug 25th, 2017
Gilles Noble

Superbe avec un carré d'agneau.

Superbe avec un carré d'agneau.

Dec 17th, 2016