Château Calon Ségur 1996 fine wine from Bordeaux
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Château Calon Ségur 1996

SKU:1053/96 Bordeaux - Saint-Estephe - Red - 12.5° - More Info
  • Parker/WA : 91
  • J. Robinson : 17

Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at the château, the 1996 Calon Segur is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. This was always a feted wine in its youth by Robert Parker and myself. Now at 20 years of age there is fine delineation on the nose with more detail than the 1986 tasted alongside. The oak is a little more present here (50% in this vintage) married with plenty of redcurrant, cedar, loam and undergrowth aromas. These aromatics can develop further. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin on the entry, perhaps one of the most youthful and backward of the 1996s that I tasted during my visits. It feels firm in the mouth, masculine, very Saint Estèphe. To critique this wine, the oak is not quite knitted to the fruit as much as it should after two decades (something that has been addressed now). It is an enjoyable Calon-Segur if not quite matching up to my admittedly high expectations. Tasted July 2016.

Alcohol 12.5°
Grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot
J. Robinson 17
R. Gabriel 18
Parker/WA 91
Wine Spectator 90
Meadow 92
Allergens Contains sulphites
Producer/Bottled by CHATEAU CALON SEGUR 33180 SAINT ESTEPHE FRANCE
Appellation Saint-Estephe
Classification 3e cru classe
Color Red
Environment Conventional viticulture
Availability In stock
Kosher No
Country France
Producer Château Calon Ségur
Wine certification AOC
Area Bordeaux
Vineyard Medoc
€1,070.00
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