Château Calon-Ségur, 2005

Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France

Château Calon-Ségur, 2005

Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France

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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Vincent Millet Optimum Drinking: 2018-2050 Reviewer Rating: 94 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 103223 Alcohol: 12.5% Label Quality: OWC
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Château Calon-Ségur 2005 comes from a great Bordeaux vintage, was purchased in its original wooden case, and is in excellent condition.

Calon-Ségur's heart emblem emanates from the 17th 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 had been under the iron grip of Madame Capbern-Gasqueton, a great legend of Calon-Segur and Saint-Estèphe, who passed away in 2012. Today, Today, Château Calon Ségur is owned by the Suravenir company, a subsidiary of the banking group Crédit Mutuel Arkéa headed by Jean-Pierre Denis. (The insurance company joined forces with the Videlot group.)

 

Reviews

"...a captivating nose: blackberry and boysenberry fruit coming at you at full pelt; dried blood and bacon fat developing as secondary aromas just behind. There is fine delineation here - an underlying mineralité sure to surface with time. The palate is very intense and disarmingly youthful, almost ferrous on the entry with layers of ripe black fruit that segue into an earthy finish (with a curious light tang of Marmite on the aftertaste!). It is a fabulous Calon Ségur..." eRobertParker.com

"Has a beautiful nose of crushed berry, spices and nutmeg, with a hint of coffee. Then turns to licorice. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long finish of vanilla, berry and cinnamon. Beautifully crafted." Wine Spectator

"Deeply pitched aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, leather, smoked meat, earth and menthol. Chewy, brooding and deep, with concentrated black cherry, menthol, mineral and leather flavors framed by a powerful spine of acids and tannins. Really saturates the palate on the tannic back end. I'd give this classic St. Estephe a decade of aging, at which time this wine may well merit an even higher score." Stephen Tanzer