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1995 Calon-Segur Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Estephe - Red - Third Growth

France - Bordeaux - St Estephe

Red Bordeaux Blend - Third Growth
Producer Notes

Chateau Calon-Segur is a 3eme Cru Classe estate located in St. Estephe. The property consists of a 74-hectare vineyard that grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The recognizable heart motif on the labels stems from the original owner, Marquis de Segur, who declared, "My heart belongs to Calon," despite owning such estates as More »

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92
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2009-2018
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 78
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Mike N296
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Site / Blog Foodie Confidential Trust Rating 95%
Tasted On 01/30/2014
Drink Dates 2014-2020

Nose: green pepper and olive. Almost to point of exaggeration. Palate: muscular, firm tannins. Good balance and structure. Earthy. Cedar wood and black olive. Occasional note of sweet tarts candy late in the finish. Long finish. Improved with decanting.

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Author Doug D722
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.246%
Tasted On 11/09/2013
Drink Dates

Delicious. Not as young as the date would suggest, but benefits from a decant.

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Author jplante
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Tasted On 10/29/2013
Drink Dates 2009-2016
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Author BORDEAUXLICIOUS
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.243%
Tasted On 04/21/2013
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Author DartAdam
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 09/29/2012
Drink Dates 2014-2027

This is an interesting wine. It's been about four years since I tried it, and it was tight and tannic then. It's loosened a bit but it' still has an edge. It needed an hour to open, after which it had nice fruit and acidity with plenty of tang and tannins. This is a good bottle now, but I think it still needs more time. Perhaps another few years? Rating it as it is today, but I expect it will get better with a bit more time to mellow and will improve by a few points. Color is deep purple, nose was reticent but opened up with time to have a bit of musk, some raisin and some plum and maybe a bit of camphor or something a tad astringent. All around, a good wine, just a little frustrated it's not ready after 17 years! Plenty of tannins to last though...

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Author iTikki
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.667%
Tasted On 02/24/2012

Consumed in Bonnie home. Tasted along with 2001. I like 2001 better. As I have said many times since I first tasted this wine, the 1995 Calon-Segur is one of the great sleepers of the vintage (I bought the wine as a future for a mere $250 a case). The wine has closed down completely since bottling, but it is a sensational effort that may ultimately merit an even higher score. The wine is opaque purple-colored. With coaxing, the tight aromatics reveal some weedy cassis intertwined with truffles, chocolate, and beef blood-like aromas. On the palate, there is an element of sur-maturite (1995 was an extremely late harvest at Calon-Segur), fabulous density and purity, and a boatload of tannin. This deep, broodingly backward, classic Bordeaux will require a decade of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2035.

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Author rcmeredith
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 06/03/2010
Drink Dates 2012-2015

Medium ruby with narrow garnet rim. Intense, developing aromas, with somewhat coarse tannins on the palate. Not a lot of fun without food. The fruit may outlast the tannins, so another few years of bottle age could be in order.

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Author Kip S
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 04/26/2010
Drink Dates 2005-2016

Drinking beautifully. Give it a couple of hours to breath. Very balanced, nicely integrated tannins, I would say another 5+ years before it starts to lose anything, not 20

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Author botro
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.415%
Tasted On 11/21/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2020

Old fashioned Bordeaux wine: Tight and closed with rich tannins masking the fruit. Chewy leather feel. Will probably improve with some time but not substantially

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Author Will M.
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 04/18/2009

Drank a mini vertical of '95 and '96 Calon Segur. Both wines were amazing, but in different ways. The '95 seemed bolder, whereas the '96 was mellower.

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Author Ivan Chang
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 01/18/2009
Drink Dates 2006-2023

Clear. Deep ruby. No garnet rim despite being 13 years old. Clean, medium to pronounced nose of dark plums, capsicum, and hints of leather, tobacco, peas and, as the wine develops in the glass, savoury (meaty) notes. Still developing. Dry. High acidity. High and velvety tannins. Medium plus intensity. On the palate, more notes of blueberries. Medium to long finish. Medium alcohol. Fine quality. Premium priced. Can drink now if decanted for around 1 hour but should wait at least another 5 years to enjoy its full potential.

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Author Dana G77
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.256%
Tasted On 01/12/2009

Coming into its own.

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