Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.36 ratings
9.62 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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The 2016 Calon Ségur is dense and radiant on the palate, just as it was from barrel. Even with all of its intensity, the 2016 is distinguished by its sense of freshness, lift and nuance, much of which comes from the 18% Cabernet Franc in the blend. Sweet floral, spice and minty notes add aromatic intensity to a core of sweet red cherry and plum fruit. There is plenty of underlying structure, but the tannins are sweet, silky and perfectly ripe. In short, the 2016 Calon Ségur is a wine of pure and total sensuality. Technical Director Vincent Millet and his team did a tremendous job with the 2016. Tasted three times. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2019)

The 2016 Calon Ségur is dense and radiant on the palate, just as it was from barrel. Even with all of its intensity, the 2016 is distinguished by its sense of freshness, lift and nuance, much of which comes from the 18% Cabernet Franc in the blend. Sweet floral, spice and minty notes add aromatic intensity to a core of sweet red cherry and plum fruit. There is plenty of underlying structure, but the tannins are sweet, silky and perfectly ripe. In short, the 2016 Calon Ségur is a wine of pure and total sensuality. Technical Director Vincent Millet and his team did a tremendous job with the 2016. Tasted three times. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2019)

Nov 15th, 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!

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2019
Vinni Capra

Real deal going to be incredible with age...

Real deal going to be incredible with age...

Aug 3rd, 2019
Jeff Loo

Barrel Sample. Wow, this is an impressive release from Calon. One of the wines of the vintage. 94-96pts.

Barrel Sample. Wow, this is an impressive release from Calon. One of the wines of the vintage. 94-96pts.

Apr 6th, 2017
Jeff Loo

Barrel Sample. Wow, best Calon Segur I've had at a young stage like this, good chance this will prove to be the vintage for Calon Segur. 94-96pts

Barrel Sample. Wow, best Calon Segur I've had at a young stage like this, good chance this will prove to be the vintage for Calon Segur. 94-96pts

Apr 1st, 2017