Château Calon Segur, 2014

Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France

Château Calon Segur, 2014

Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France

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£77.50
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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Éric Boissenot Optimum Drinking: 2021-2045 Reviewer Rating: 93 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 102980 Alcohol: 13.8%
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.

Reviews

"The 2014 Calon Ségur has a much more reticent bouquet than either the 2014 Montrose or Cos d'Estournel. There is blackberry here, a hint of cassis and violets, fine purity but bolshie and withdrawn at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannin, more red fruit than the Montrose with a smooth, quite silky Merlot-like, graphite finish. Tasted on two occasions in Bordeaux, the second bottle exuded more panache and joie-de-vivre, coming across a little more spicy with a longer aftertaste." eRobertParker.com