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Country\Region Type. Grape Varietals
Ch Calon Segur 2003*** 750ml 2003
Sku: 20820
Robert Parker: 95-97 points - "A compelling effort from Madame Denise Gasqueton, the 2003 Calon Segur displays a stunning similarity to the 1982 when tasted in March, 1983. The flavors lean ...more
Product Rating
Critics Ratings:     (2)
Product Information
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Haut Medoc
Appellation: Saint Estephe
Grape Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Type: Still wine
Reg. $125.99
Buy Ch Calon Segur 2003***

Wine Advocate 97 points - Loads of crushed berries, with mineral, lightly toasted oak and licorice. Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. This is the sleeper of the vintage. Best after 2010. 17,500 cases made. –JS
A compelling effort from Madame Denise Gasqueton, the 2003 Calon-Segur displays a stunning similarity to the 1982 when tasted in March, 1983. The flavors lean more toward the black fruit spectrum as the ripeness and generosity of the estate’s Cabernet Sauvignon was extraordinary in 2003. In 1982 it was the Merlot that proved to be the superior varietal. The blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot has resulted in one of the deepest-colored efforts yet produced by this estate. The black/purple color is accompanied by an opulence and unctuosity that is characteristic of the most successful 2003 northern Medocs. Low acidity, no hints of over-ripeness, and fabulously pure black currant, blackberry, licorice, and underbrush characteristics cascade over the palate with no hard edges. A high tannin level is well-concealed, and the finish lasts for over a minute. Given Calon-Segur’s traditional winemaking and upbringing, this 2003 will no doubt close down (as the 1982 did). Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030. (Apr 2004)

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Robert Parker: 95-97 points - "A compelling effort from Madame Denise Gasqueton, the 2003 Calon Segur displays a stunning similarity to the 1982 when tasted in March, 1983. The flavors lean more toward the black fruit spectrum as the ripeness and generosity of the estates Cabernet Sauvignon was extraordinary in 2003. In 1982 it was the Merlot that proved to be the superior varietal. The blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot has resulted in one of the deepest-colored efforts yet produced by this estate. The black/purple color is accompanied by an opulence and unctuosity that is characteristic of the most successful 2003 northern Medocs. Low acidity, no hints of over-ripeness, and fabulously pure black currant, blackberry, licorice, and underbrush characteristics cascade over the palate with no hard edges. A high tannin level is well-concealed, and the finish lasts for over a minute. Given Calon-Segurs traditional winemaking and upbringing, this 2003 will no doubt close down (as the 1982 did). Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030."
Technical notes
Location: The most northern of all the classified growths of the Medoc, just north and west of the village of Saint Estčphe. 123 acres producing 20,000 cases. Classification: Third growth Grape varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot. Average age of the vines is 38 years. Vinification and aging: Fermented in oak foudres and aged in oak barrels for 24 to 26 months