2015 Château Calon-Ségur, Cru Classé St-Estèphe

Whilst St-Estèphe suffered from rains just before the harvest, Calon-Ségur have succeeded in creating a charming wine. This isn’t the plushest Calon, but holds good ripeness alongside a beautifully fresh palate. The finish is juicy and nicely balanced, and it’s likely to offer good value as the pick of the St-Estèphes.

Critic score
93/100
Pricing
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£592.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    82% Cabernet Sauvignon
    16% Merlot
    2% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2032
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2015 Château Calon-Ségur, Cru Classé St-Estèphe

TASTING NOTES

The 2015 Calon Ségur is super-polished, silky and exceptionally beautiful, especially for the vintage and appellation. Creamy, expressive and inviting, the 2015 possesses striking nuance and delineation throughout. Dark blue and purplish fruits, lavender, herbs, menthol and licorice add the closing shades of nuance. I don't think the 2015 will match the superb 2014, but it is a very pretty, if somewhat smaller-scaled, wine. Tasted three times.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (April 2016)
90—93/100

The 2015 Calon Segur is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot (no Cabernet Franc in the Grand Vin this year). It was picked from 8 September until 5 October at a yield of 47 hl/ha and is matured in 100% new oak for the next 20 months. The Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the aromatics with blackberry, cedar and graphite aromas: quite linear, nicely focused and reserved compared to the 2014 last year. The palate is understated on the entry, the tannin very fine and the acidity very well judged. Like the nose, the Cabernet drives this wine forward: structured and a little "brittle" in the mouth, perhaps the most Pauillac-like Calon-Segur that I have encountered over many years of tasting. Afford this several years in bottle.

Neal Martin, robertparker.com (April 2016)
91—93/100

Dark crimson. Pure and aromatic. Pretty dense and dry with a hint of sweet oak. Solid and concentrated. All set for the long term. Pretty introvert. Edgy finish but more sweetness than there used to be. Intense - more intense than usual for this property. A little attenuated on the end. Very solid indeed!

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2016)
17+/20
Decanter (April 2016)
95/100

This is very fine and integrated with black currant, walnut and fresh tobacco. Full body, pretty polish. Sophisticated. Well done for the vintage for this appellation

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2016)
93—94/100

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