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Le Marquis de Calon Ségur 2016

Le Marquis de Calon Ségur 2016

2nd wine of Ch. Calon Ségur -  - - Red
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Le Marquis de Calon Ségur 2016

A Saint-Estèphe red wine with splendid freshness

The estate

Calon was the name given to a kind of boat used in the Middle Ages to transport lumber from one bank of the Garonne to the other. At the beginning of the 18th century, the Marquis de Segur, who received the estate through marriage, added his name to it. And so, the label of this 3rd Classified Growth of Saint-Estèphe was born.

Château Calon-Ségur remained in the Capbern-Gasqueton family throughout the 19th century. In 2012, the property was bought by Suravenir Assurances, who continue to produce wines with an inimitable style and a pure expression of the appellation.

Château Calon Ségur has also become famous for the label adorning the bottles of the property. Since the 18th century, the heart has indeed served as the symbol of the property, paying homage to the following quote from the Marquis de Ségur: "I make wine at Lafite and Latour but my heart is at Calon". For nearly three centuries, fans of Château Calon Ségur have continued to remain loyal to this iconic property of the appellation.

The vineyard

The Château Calon Ségur vineyard covers an area of ​​50 hectares, of which 48 hectares are used for production. The vines, 20 years old on average, are planted in a thick layer of Garonne gravel dating from the Quaternary period, with a fine level of lacustrine clay on the top. These vines give rise to fine Saint-Estèphe wines.

The wine

Marquis de Calon Ségur is the Second Wine of Château Calon Ségur.

Vinification and ageing

The wine is aged in barrels (30% of which are new) for 17 months.

The blend

The blend of Marquis de Calon Ségur 2016 is composed of Merlot (55%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (45%).

Le Marquis de Calon Ségur 2016: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting


The rich nose exudes fragrances of black fruits (blackberries) and jammy fruits.


The medium-bodied palate seduces with its delicately firm structure, its pleasantly grainy tannins and its beautiful freshness.

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Le Marquis de Calon Ségur 2016
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J. Robinson
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Blended of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 17 months in 30% new French oak, the 2016 Le Marquis de Calon-Ségur has a deep garnet-purple color and gives up gregarious scents of chocolate-covered cherries, black raspberries and cassis with hints of violets and cinnamon stick plus an underbrush hint. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy with a good core of layered black fruits and a perfumed finish.