Chateau Calon Segur 3eme Grand Cru Classe, Saint Estephe, Bordeaux, France 2013

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"The 2013 Calon Ségur is unquestionably one of the stars of the vintage...Smart and shrewd readers will take a look at this vintage, as well as future vintages of Calon Ségur, a terroir with true first-growth potential." Robert Parker

Total £85.00
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Grape Blend Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Optimum Drinking 2020-2030
Winemaker Eric Boissenot
Organic No
Reviewer Score 91
Reviewer Robert Parker
SKU 102762

Château Calon Ségur 2013 is drinking at its peak.

Château Calon Ségur's fine red 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 had been under the iron grip of Madame Capbern-Gasqueton, a great legend of Calon Ségur and Saint-Estèphe, who passed away in 2012. 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 2013 Calon Ségur is a Saint Estèphe that should not be ignored. It has developed an attractive bouquet with blackberry, graphite and a hint of vanilla in the background. No, it is not an intense bouquet, yet winemaker Vincent Millet has conjured aromatics that frankly shade many other Left Bank properties this year. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and crisp acidity. There is tangible energy here with a cohesive and silky textured finish. What is lacks in depth it compensates with a sense of panache. It will be earlier drinking than other vintages, but the class comes through. Bravo to Vincent and his team for making the best wine they possibly could in this challenging vintage."

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