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2002 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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89
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2020
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 108
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author GordonSze
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 02/22/2011

dark fruit, cherries, blackberries, Oaky, spice, leather, best after 2 hr+

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Author ScandiaJim
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Tasted On 11/13/2010
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Author dwilson
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.917%
Tasted On 08/15/2009
Drink Dates 2010-2020

After about 4 hours in the decanter, this began to open up. It is very recognizable as Calon, but has some good sweetish red/plum fruit alongside the signature minerality, brushiness, and ample acidity. The last few bottles I opened were way too young & tannic, and the fruit was in hiding. It's a relief to see the fruit beginning to re-emerge now and make this enjoyable. In the long run, I wonder if the fruit will outlast the tannins. But that's a question for 2020 or so!

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