Château de Callac

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend

8.881 ratings
8.84 pro ratings
Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
brando cox

Falling in love with this wine again. It was brilliant a few years ago, and I was worried it could be at peak now, but 9 years of age and still going strong!  This is surely one of the best values I have ever found @ €6 during Paris foire du Vin. Easily could fetch €60+ in a different bottle. Undergrowth and oak influence is strong and balanced. I feel like you can almost taste the earthy terroir's influence.  Notes of 🍒, cassis, framboise. Thick, medium to full bodied and solid acidity. Potential for aging a bit more. 

Falling in love with this wine again. It was brilliant a few years ago, and I was worried it could be at peak now, but 9 years of age and still going strong!  This is surely one of the best values I have ever found @ €6 during Paris foire du Vin. Easily could fetch €60+ in a different bottle. Undergrowth and oak influence is strong and balanced. I feel like you can almost taste the earthy terroir's influence.  Notes of 🍒, cassis, framboise. Thick, medium to full bodied and solid acidity. Potential for aging a bit more. 

Sep 27th, 2019
David L

12' Pop & pour.

12' Pop & pour.

Sep 8th, 2017
David S. Lopez

Cranberry and oak, but could be aged some more. Wonderfully thick and stood up to the Mexican food we paired it with.

Cranberry and oak, but could be aged some more. Wonderfully thick and stood up to the Mexican food we paired it with.

1 person found it helpfulOct 9th, 2016
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

8.7

Purple with brick orange rim.. Nose is still very youthful..cassis black cherry dusty old cellar.. Very astringent on the palate tart fruits cranberry and crazin lingering tart and very youthful! #2001

Purple with brick orange rim.. Nose is still very youthful..cassis black cherry dusty old cellar.. Very astringent on the palate tart fruits cranberry and crazin lingering tart and very youthful! #2001

Aug 2nd, 2016
TC Frazier

I usually go for Loire Valley Sauvignon Blancs, but this is very good. The Semillon gives it a nice long finish and body

I usually go for Loire Valley Sauvignon Blancs, but this is very good. The Semillon gives it a nice long finish and body

Feb 27th, 2014
Lauren Kostiw

This wine is very earthy. Reminds me of fresh mulch in smell and flavor. Brought me back to driving through farm country in Iowa. Not my favorite.

This wine is very earthy. Reminds me of fresh mulch in smell and flavor. Brought me back to driving through farm country in Iowa. Not my favorite.

Jun 22nd, 2019
M. Christopher Roebuck

Green olives dominate ... Lots of Merlot notes. Getting ahead of myself. Deep opaque ruby, with organgy rim. Very vegetal... Green olive, green bell pepper, perhaps some evergreen, the palate adds oak, nutty, hint of vanilla.

It's a little weighty, tired? Good not great.

91 points

Green olives dominate ... Lots of Merlot notes. Getting ahead of myself. Deep opaque ruby, with organgy rim. Very vegetal... Green olive, green bell pepper, perhaps some evergreen, the palate adds oak, nutty, hint of vanilla.

It's a little weighty, tired? Good not great.

91 points

Apr 16th, 2019
Kyle Volluz

Good but not great. You pour the glass, then taste, but expect more after 10 or 15 minutes, or longer.

Good but not great. You pour the glass, then taste, but expect more after 10 or 15 minutes, or longer.

Aug 4th, 2018
Éric Núñez

Had this yesterday. Not your topical Bordeaux.

Had this yesterday. Not your topical Bordeaux.

Jan 7th, 2018
David Moline

Not bad for the price, may have been slightly past its prime. But also 7 years old, so might've just been the dip many Bordeaux see around that age. Nice spice, good flavors, just a bit dulled.

Not bad for the price, may have been slightly past its prime. But also 7 years old, so might've just been the dip many Bordeaux see around that age. Nice spice, good flavors, just a bit dulled.

Sep 28th, 2017