Château Calon-Ségur, 2000

Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France

Château Calon-Ségur, 2000

Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France



  • Bottle
  • Case of 3


Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Denise Capbern-Gasqueton Optimum Drinking: 2017-2040 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 101177 Alcohol: 12.5% Label Quality: OWC
Estate Notes

Château Calon-Ségur 2000 is a great Saint-Estèphe from a revered Bordeaux vintage.

Château Calon-Ségur's wines are capable of challenging its more illustrious neighbour Château Montrose: although more traditionally restrained in style terms.

Calon-Ségur's heart emblem emanates from the latter half of the 20th century, when the Marquis Nicolas de Ségur, the 'Prince of Vines', who already owned Lafite and Latour, took control and declared: "I make wine at Lafite and Latour, but my heart belongs to Calon." 

More recently, Calon-Ségur has been under the iron grip of Madame Capbern-Gasqueton, a great legend of Calon-Segur and Saint-Estèphe, who passed away in 2012. Madame Capbern-Gasqueton was one of Bordeaux’s most well-respected vignerons who, upon the death of her husband in 1985, had been forcibly at the helm. Her unwavering confidence in the terroir of Saint-Estèphe and Calon Segur made the Château one of Bordeaux’s most loved classed growths. You knew where you were with Mdme and you were in a very special place. Her place. The Calon name is wrapped up in a big heart, a heart Madame Capbern-Gasqueton proudly wore on her sleeve.

Her daughter Hèléne and granddaughter Isabelle will continue on to lead Calon-Ségur.


"The 2000 Calon Segur is one of those wines that reminds you how great the millennial vintage could be. It has a brilliant, vivacious red berry nose infused with ash and cigar box aromas. The detail here is a beguiling and it just "sings" Saint Estèphe. The palate is medium-bodied with dense, firm tannin that provide a rigid backbone, but it is swathed in copious tobacco-drenched black fruit and a superb line of acidity. It finishes with a twist of bitter cherry on the finish that completes what is a deeply impressive Calon-Ségur; it might just outclass the 2005." Robert Parker