Château Calon-Ségur, 2004

Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France

Château Calon-Ségur, 2004

Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 30% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Denise Capbern-Gasqueton Optimum Drinking: 2017-2035 Reviewer Rating: 90 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 102945 Label Quality: OWC
Estate Notes

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.


"Intense aromas of currant bush and berries that turn to roses. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a floral, leafy and fruity aftertaste. Builds on the palate." Wine Spectator

"...dark ruby/plum color, nicely evolved notes of roasted herbs, sweet cherries and currants, and loamy earth, medium-weight, light to moderate tannin, and an elegant style." Robert Parker

"Deep ruby-red. Aromas of cherry, mocha, milk chocolate and iron. Chewy and on the dry side but stuffed with flavors of cherry, plum, iron, tobacco and mocha. This has fat and sweetness for the year, along with a suggestion of herbs. Finishes with dusty tannins and moderate lift." Stephen Tanzer