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Chateau Calon-Segur St. Estephe 750ml 2005
Sku: 28250
Product Rating
Critics Ratings:     (2)
Product Information
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Grape Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Type: Still wine
Reg. 125.99
Buy Chateau Calon-Segur St. Estephe
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. Best after 2014. 17,500 cases made. –JS
This is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon (as ripe and impressive as Madame Gasqueton has ever seen) and 40% Merlot. The Merlot was harvested between September 15-22 and the Cabernet Sauvignon was brought in during the first two weeks of October. The result is a classic Calon-Segur exhibiting a dense purple color, ripe black cherry, cassis, smoke, earth, and new oak characteristics, powerful but sweet tannin, a huge texture, and broad, concentrated flavors. It will undoubtedly close down after bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2030+. (93-96) points. (Apr 2006)

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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