Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.147 ratings
9.014 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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
Tobin Trevarthen

Just kept getting better with each taste. The merlot softened and provided nice round and flush flavors.

Just kept getting better with each taste. The merlot softened and provided nice round and flush flavors.

Mar 20th, 2018
Tom Kobylarz

Simply delicious, elegant for such a young St. Estephe #propertanninMGMT

Simply delicious, elegant for such a young St. Estephe #propertanninMGMT

3 people found it helpfulMar 16th, 2014
Michael Heintz

Ok but not killing me-more earthy and coarse than I had hoped for

Ok but not killing me-more earthy and coarse than I had hoped for

Oct 23rd, 2015
Mike Hartz

Best wine of the night, classic smooth Medoc

Best wine of the night, classic smooth Medoc

May 19th, 2018
Shuji Yanada

エレガントだが、まだ少しタンニン強く、飲み頃はまだ先。

エレガントだが、まだ少しタンニン強く、飲み頃はまだ先。

Oct 9th, 2017
Petr Jonak

Decanter FWE 2013

Decanter FWE 2013

Jul 2nd, 2017
Viktor Okasmaa

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Dec 24th, 2016
Tomo F
9.1

First of the several 2006 vintage bottles. Drinking well but should probably wait for several years. 2 hours after bottle opening, aroma still closed a bit. But very beautiful

First of the several 2006 vintage bottles. Drinking well but should probably wait for several years. 2 hours after bottle opening, aroma still closed a bit. But very beautiful

Feb 28th, 2016
Don Pople

Smokey, cigar box, cedar and cassis. Hints of tapenade and chacuterie. Tannins fine and silky. Some hardness from acidity. Slightly lacking in fruit weight. Drink sooner rather than later.

Smokey, cigar box, cedar and cassis. Hints of tapenade and chacuterie. Tannins fine and silky. Some hardness from acidity. Slightly lacking in fruit weight. Drink sooner rather than later.

Oct 8th, 2015