Château Calon-Ségur, 1982

Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France

Château Calon-Ségur, 1982

Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Cabernet Franc 25%, Merlot 25% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Denise Capbern-Gasqueton Optimum Drinking: 2017-2040 Reviewer Rating: 94 Reviewer: Code: 100598 Fill Level: Mid-shoulder. Label Quality: Some capsule damage & depressed corks; excellent labels.
Estate Notes

Calon-Ségur's 1982 is a big brooding Saint-Estèphe, and a great opportunity to taste one of the greatest ever Bordeaux vintages.

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 Ségur 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.

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"A dense, opaque garnet color is followed by notes of roasted meats, herbs, black currants, incense, and damp earth. Full-bodied, still extremely tannic (sweet but noticeable tannins), rich, and backward, where perfectly stored, this 1982 will last for another 50 years. The estate has always compared it to their 1947, which is still a vibrant wine, and the 1982 should be just as profound."

"Good medium red, with a hint of amber at the rim. Very aromatic, inviting nose of redcurrant, leather and tobacco. Intensely flavored and gripping, with a slightly raisiny singed plum character but also solid framing acidity that gives the wine a juicy quality. Quite fat and full. Finishes with superb structure and grip. (A second, rather different bottle of equal quality showed cherry, currant, licorice and menthol aromas; a dense, backward palate impression; and lovely restrained sweetness and a note of spice cake on the youthfully firm finish.)" Stephen Tanzer

"Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins, cherry and wet earth aromas and a fruity, crisp finish." Wine Spectator